Fr. Tom’s Reflections

January 6, 2019: The Mystery Continues To Be Revealed

Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany. All of the Bible readings in the Liturgy point to the wider manifestation of Christ incarnate to the whole world. Isaiah speaks of the glory of the Lord appearing over all people. We sing the melodious Psalm 72: “Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.” Paul speaks of the mystery made known by revelation. And the magi represent all who are willing to be led to Christ.

The Collect or Opening Prayer today captures the meaning of this feast: “O God, who on this day revealed your Only Begotten Son to the nations by the guidance of a star, grant in your mercy that we, who know you already by faith, may be brought to behold the beauty of your sublime glory.”

How is the mystery of Christ’s presence revealed to you on your pilgrimage of faith?





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