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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Feast of the Epiphany

The three wise men set out in faith on a journey to find a new-born King in order to pay him homage. They set out because they saw a star and they were willing to take the risk and follow the star. We call these three wise, but most of us would have thought them foolish to start a journey not knowing where they were going. How many of us would set out to follow a star? We do not know much about these three men, but they had to be men of great faith. They came bearing gifts so they were also generous and thoughtful. They did not give up when the star disappeared. They were also obedient and followed the instructions given to return home by a different route. Today we celebrate the fact that they came to Jesus and paid homage to the Infant. How am I going to pay homage to Jesus today? What gift will I offer Him?

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