Epiphany Greetings!

The Coming of the Magi A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter. And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times weContinue reading “Epiphany Greetings!”

Gospel Reflection for January 5, 2020, Feast of the Epiphany

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 60.1-6; Ephesians 3.2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2.1-12 After Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem of Judea, magi from the east arrived on day in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage.” – Matthew 2.1-2 The magi are notContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 5, 2020, Feast of the Epiphany”

Gospel Reflection for January 7, 2018, Epiphany

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 60.1-6; Ephesians 3.2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2.1-12 “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We observed his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage.” – Matthew 2.2 Epiphany celebrate the manifestation of Jesus to Gentile seekers. Learned Gentiles discover through their study of the heavens a new starContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 7, 2018, Epiphany”

Making Room For Jesus

The season of Epiphany, this sacred time after Christmas, always brings me back to Mary, and how she made room in her life for Jesus. When she learned of the child growing inside of her, I imagine her having to rearrange her mind and heart a bit to make room for another person. She hadContinue reading “Making Room For Jesus”

Gospel Reflection for January 3, 2016, Epiphany

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 60.1-6; Ephesians 3.2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2.1-12 “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We observe his star at its rising and have come to pay him h0mage.” (Matthew 2.2) The three kings stand for all of us who do not share the Jewish identity of Jesus and his first followers. JesusContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 3, 2016, Epiphany”

Something Sacred, Awakened, New

Christians who follow the Gregorian calendar celebrate Epiphany annually on January 6th. It’s also called Theophany or “vision from God.” It’s a day to celebrate God becoming human in Jesus. The divinity within humanity, the dwelling with, the glorious presence, the love come down is at the center of our feast day. It is aContinue reading “Something Sacred, Awakened, New”

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”

Epiphany

Facebook, Google and a multitude of Global Positioning Systems make it almost impossible for people to be anonymous today.  Websites and articles at our fingertips can prove or disprove almost every mystery we encounter. We share information with people we don’t even know. Maybe that is why the story of the Magi is so enthralling. Continue reading “Epiphany”