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FAITH BOOK

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD January 6, 2019

Isaiah 60: 1-6; Psalm 72; Ephesians 3: 2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2: 1-12

By Jude Siciliano, OP

Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.

From today’s Gospel reading:

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod,

Behold Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,

"Where is the newborn king of the Jews?"

Reflection:

How does the Lord come to us? He comes in the least. Remember the Magi were outsiders and so they challenge us to welcome the outsiders among us – immigrants, homeless, prisoners, unemployed, etc. When we do acknowledge Christ among the least we also notice they, like the Magi, bring valuable gifts to us, starting with the very presence of Christ.

So, we ask ourselves:

  • Who are the modern Magi, searchers and outsiders, in your world?

  • In welcoming them, what possible gifts do they bring to you?


 

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