Epiphany. The word itself means “appearance” or “manifestation.” Today’s reading recounts the journey of the magi to encounter the Christ Child in Bethlehem. They were told to look for the presence of the star as the sign of where to go, how to find him.We are still seeking such revelation today, yearning, as were the magi, to find the presence of the Lord.
We are each on a similar journey, experiencing a deep knowing that there is a greater purpose, a more meaningful connection, a longing for something more. The ways of the world will never lead us there, will never fill our empty places, will never quell our restlessness. Someone described it once to me as a vague sense of homesickness.
Just as it was for the magi, our best course is to follow the light that leads us to love. If we feel lost, we turn our gaze up.
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