Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, January 7, 2018
What is all the excitement about? A new light! A new hope! One who is the fulfilment of all our dreams!
The story is exciting, and also mystical and mysterious. Yes, there is excitement… exotic astrologers from another culture and country convinced that something so special is happening that they make a long and difficult journey to a foreign land, along with gifts for the one they hope to discover. There is excitement too by those who are threatened by these events.
Then the encounter: Royalty with common folk. The reaction: Adoration! The Message: God is sending one into our midst who will break down walls and call all peoples together to live in a new way, to achieve what they hope for: Salvation, Peace and Endless life!
How do we respond? What will we now do? In our city, our country and our world there are many walls to break down. A New Year!