Friday, January 06, 2006

The EPIPHANY of Our Lord. The generous fidelity of the Magi, representing mankind from Word of Life, on the margin of the Missal by D.Columba Marmion

The Magi at Bethlehem represented the Gentiles in their vocation to the light of the Gospel. This way in which the Magi acted show us the qualities that our faith ought to have. What is at first apparent is the generous fidelity to the inspiration of the grace is wonderful. Doubt take no hold upon their minds; without staying to reason, they immediately begin to carry out their design. They obey the divine call without delay or hesitation. "We have seen HIS star in the East and are come (Gospel of the Mass)'; we set forth as soon as it was shown to us. In this the Magi are our models. If with fidelity we listen to the divine call, if we generously press onward with our gaze fixed upon the star, we shall come to Christ Who is the life of our souls.
And whatever be our sins, our falling, our miseries, Jesus will welcome us with kindness. He has promised to do so:"All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me, and him that cometh to Me I will not cast out."