Like the Magi let us realise that the person with real wisdom does not remain closed within himself, but is open to God.

Epiphany of the Lord

Is. 60: 1-6; Psalm 71; Eph. 3: 2-3a, 5-6; Mt. 2: 1-12

Read: “Wake up! So that the light will shine on your face! Your light has arrived! The Lord’s light will shine on you!” “The star that they had seen rising started moving until it stopped on the place where the child was. As soon as they saw the star they were filled with great joy. Then when they entered the inn and saw the child with his mother Mary they fell down on the ground adoring him.; they opened their treasures and offered him gold, incense and myrrh”.

Pray: “All those who seek you will be happy and joyous; those who love Your salvation will always say ‘Great is the Lord’ “(Psalm 40,17).

Reflect: At Christmas the Son of God came to meet us. At the Epiphany it is us that should take action to seek him. The Magi sought and found him. Jesus changed them ….. they went to him as pagans and left as Christians. The same He will do to us.  He does not expect from us gifts of gold, incense and myrrh, but to give Him our mind so as to start thinking as He does by, when making decisions, we act as if He is the one taking these. And when we give Him our mind, He gives us His heart …. to love, to sympathize, to serve, to forgive with His heart. If we make just one pace forward towards Him, He will start changing us. That day will be the Lord’s Epiphany for us.

 Act: At the beginning of a new year let us commit ourselves that, with God’s help, everything that we do is done according to the Gospels. Like the Magi let us realise that the person with real wisdom does not remain closed within himself, but is open to God.


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