The Solemnity of the Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12) celebrates the fact that Jesus came to save not just his own people (the Jews), but all others (the Gentiles) as well. How ironic it is that at His birth his own people, with the exception of the shepherds, ignored Him. The Jewish leaders were only a few miles away, but they did not come. Whereas, the Magi (3 Gentiles) traveled a great distance to honor Him.
Quite often, we cradle Catholics are put to shame in the same way by converts to the faith. We remain lukewarm and nonchalant about our faith while they burn with enthusiasm and gratitude for the treasure we take for granted.
As we begin the New Year, let our first resolution be to imitate the wise men in our search for true meaning in our lives – Jesus Christ.
- Fr. Carl
“If you set out to meet God, He will
come to meet you.”
- The Cure D’Ars