Sunday Reflection on Epiphany (January 5, 2014): A Real Truth That May or May Not Have Been Historical


An insightful reminder to keep searching, keep following that wonderful star of light that captivates us, keeps us in awe and in wonder. And also noteworthy, is the presence of Herod in our imperfect world.

Discernment is constant but not static, so are we called to choose the light over and over again.

Teilhard de Chardin

This weekend is the celebration of the Epiphany. The readings can be found here.

The journey of the Magi is one of the most beautiful stories in the Bible.  Mysterious foreigners receive a cosmic sign to leave their home and pay homage to the newborn son of God.  The imagery describes the mystery of the cosmos and the message that Christ has come for all people.  It is a fitting end to the “twelve days of Christmas”. In the Eastern Orthodox Church the Epiphany is a bigger celebration than the Feast of the Nativity on December 25.

I recall a few years ago when the American Atheists spent money on a billboard with the tagline “You Know It’s a Myth” with the picture of the wise men traveling to visit the infant Jesus. I found this very odd on a number levels. I believe the point they…

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3 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection on Epiphany (January 5, 2014): A Real Truth That May or May Not Have Been Historical

  1. Good idea to reblog…I had already read the blog myself…Another great blog…

  2. That’s cold – unimaginable, really. It’s a top of 18 deg C today in Melbourne, which is unusually cool for this time of year. Normally we can have temperatures of up to 32deg – real summer weather. At least it’s cold where you are, when it’s meant to be cold. But all the same, thanks for keeping us company 🙂

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