Gospel Reflection for January 5, Epiphany Sunday

Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?  We saw his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage.” Matthew 2.2 The gospel tells us little about the foreigners who come to worship Jesus, but we have clothed them in rich detail.  Why? Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 5, Epiphany Sunday”

What does Epiphany mean to you?

“My friend Darwin lives in the country. He’s a teacher, but sometimes wishes he were a farmer. Darwin says that once he was in a “visioning” workshop where the leader asked participants to close their eyes and imagine the happiest, most wonderful experience they could think of. What came to Darwin’s mind was the imageContinue reading “What does Epiphany mean to you?”

Gospel Reflection for January 6, 2013, Epiphany

After Jesus’ birth, magi from the east followed a star in hopes of finding the messiah. On entering the house, they found the child with Mary, his mother.  They knelt down and paid him homage.  Then they opened their coffers and presented him with gifts of gold frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2.11 Jesus is notContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 6, 2013, Epiphany”