Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

Readings of the Day
RB: Prol 33-38
Mass: Is 60:1-6; Resp Ps 72; Ep 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12

All kings shall pay him homage, all nations shall serve him.

It is one line in a commentary about the Magi finding Jesus not in a royal palace but instead in "small and unpretentious" Bethlehem, that continues to stay with me: "Let us not overlook him in the unlikely corners of the ordinary." Yes, it is in the nooks and crannies of the ordinary day to day where we find Jesus. It is there where we praise him.

We pray for one another, especially for the people of Iran, Iraq, and our own country, the United States of America.

The obedience of the star calls us to imitate its humble service: to be servants, as best we can, of the grace that invites all people to find Christ.
Dear friends, you must have the same zeal to be of help to one another; then, in the kingdom of God, to which faith and good works are the way, you will shine as children of the light: through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.
(From a sermon by Pope St Leo the Great, taken from Office of Readings, Epiphany)

© Gertrude Feick 2020

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