Saturday, January 06, 2007

Feast of The Epiphany

When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. Matt 2:1

The Holy Church gives a significant name for today's feast. In the first centuries, the faithful on this day gave thanksgiving to Our Lord for His threefold manifestation to pagans in the manger, to the Jews during Baptism in Joradan and to the Apostles in Cana wedding. Let us also give thanks to Jesus for his loving manifesation to our nation in times when He: "called you out of darkness into his marvellous light" 1Pt 2-9.
What happened to us really we can appreciate just looking at those many who still remain in darkness of paganism. Who is going to show them real meaning of life, its purpose and the way? Who will give them consolation in difficulties of everyday life, in suffering, in the hour of death? Yes indeed, the pagans are poor and deprived of true light. Let us reflect on this truth and resolve to spread the light of real faith in every possible way available to us. Let us labour to achieve this goal with silent prayer, sacrifice, donation to Christian missions and newspapers. God and His Church demands this from us. And poor pagans also expect and ask this from us. We can be sure of great blessings from Him who promised: "Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me." Matt 25; 40