Sunday, January 06, 2013

The Epiphany...

You've probably heard the word "epiphany".  We use that word when we're referring to someone suddenly having great insight--that "light bulb" or "Aha!" moment when the light comes on, and they suddenly "get it". 

As Catholics, we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6.  This day is a day to celebrate when God revealed Himself, through Jesus, to the Magi.  Led by a bright star, they made their way from the East to Bethlehem, a very small, unknown town in Israel.  What did they find under that shining star?  A baby.  And yet, somehow, they knew this was no average baby.  This baby was "God-with-us".  They were having an "aha" moment.  They were becoming aware of who this little One truly was.

We celebrate today this "WOW!" moment and long for such moments ourselves, when God reveals Himself to us, and we respond by going where He leads.  Those moments when we come face-to-face with God.  Jesus revealed to all mankind.

Happy Feast of Epiphany!

If you would like to know more about Epiphany, this is a great article by our pastor, Fr. Joseph Labak.

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