The Day of Epiphany
The Twelve Days of Christmas conclude today with the coming of the magi to the little town of Bethlehem. On this day, with the magi, we come to bear homage to Jesus, the one in whom God's light shines upon us, revealing to us the fullness of God's love and presence. On this day, I simply invite you to attend to the reading of this story from Matthew. Yes, in the verses that follow the holy family will flee to Egypt and Herod's soldiers will slaughter the innocents, but can we for a moment simply join with the magi and be overwhelmed with joy as the star leads us to the presence of the holy one?