Today we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord, the eighth day in the Octave of Christmas. An Epiphany is an experience in which one sees something in a new way, in a way that has not been perceived before. In the Gospel today the Magi perceive that the King of Kings has been born, and they follow a star – a light shining in the darkness – to the newborn Light of the World. God appears in a way never before conceived, a new chapter of Salvation History opens, and the dawn of Eternal Life is made available to us all. God puts a divine exclamation point on His Incarnate Word, and the world will never be the same. It is no different for us. As we encounter the Lord in the Holy Eucharist, we are strengthened and emboldened to bring the Light into the darkness of a sinful world, and in doing so, we just might have an epiphany of our own.
For the Greater Glory of God,