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Epiphany Sunday

1st Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6 
Resp. Psalm Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13
2nd Reading: Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6
Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

The Light that has been awaited is now here! Unfortunately there are many who do not want to see the light, Jesus Christ, because now this necessitates change.

It's one thing to change when we feel like it but quite another issue when we are forced by certain circumstances like when the doctor tells us to or when tragedy strikes. But God is always with us helping us through these times and at every time. It's easy to forget this.

When God says stay put and keep on doing what you're doing we need to heed this. But, when He says to change it's easy to get flummoxed. We now have the manifestation of His birth to the world, the epiphany, to announce this news to us. It's time.

We need to be men and women of prayer to be able to accept all this. The Magi apparently knew God well enough to heed His warning. Again, God will take care of every detail of our lives to help us to avoid the Herods in our lives too.

Written by Fr. Jim Curiel, OCD
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