Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Today is the Feast of Epiphany, the day we celebrate the Magi's visit to the Holy Family, which symbolizes (and, in typical sacramental fashion, symbolizes because it actually enacts) the extension of the Gospel to the nations at large, the Messiah who has come to deliver Jew and Gentile alike, the Peace who has torn down the dividing wall of hostility and in one body has reconciled them both to God through the cross by which he put to death their hostility. Happy feast day!

From the Daily Office:
Father of light, unchanging God,
today you reveal to men of faith
the resplendent fact of the Word made flesh.
Your light is strong,
your love is near;
draw us beyond the limit which this world imposes,
to the life where your Spirit makes all life complete.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

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