The Epiphany of the Lord, January, 8, 2023
Isaiah 60: 1-6, Ephesians 3: 2-3a, 5-6 Matthew 2:1-12
Maybe it's because it was my turn to write the scripture reflection for the Feast of Christ the King in November that the phrase, “King of the Jews”, leaped out of today's gospel to me. Because it was that phrase, as you recall, that was posted on the cross. Today I read that the magi told King Herod that they were looking for the King of the Jews. From the manger to the cross.
Like the magi we follow our Star. His life lights our life. We try to return violence with non-violence, to hold to truth in face of lies, to treat all others as beloved children of God. It is a challenge. And it is not always met with approval.
But as his followers we know that the cross was not the end of the story.
And so like the magi we keep on keeping on. Led by our star. We've had an epiphany of our own. There is another way home in the face of evil. And it is the way we choose. The early Christians called it The Way.
May it become our way.
by: Pat Schnee