The Solemnity of the Epiphany

On this epiphany of 2018, let us keep our ears open to that inner calling like the wise men, so that we can take different route to make a big difference in life.

The Solemnity of the Epiphany

Epiphany - January 7, 2018
Jesus is revealed to wise men
(Matthew 2: 1 – 12)

Who was the most upset when Jesus was revealed to the wise men from the east? Interestingly, it was the political power that was afraid and upset. Herod was aware that there was something that was not going well with him and his reign.

Definitely, he built such fantastic palace and the pleasure garden, and led a life as luxurious as possible. But the condition of the ordinary people was not at all enviable and therefore he was sure if another king comes as a saviour, the people will definitely fall for him.

However, the wise men proved they were truly wise and followed the dream and changed their way which saved baby Jesus from the sword of Herod. In life if we listen to our inner calling, we will definitely change our way; it may work wonders in our life and the life of others.

On this epiphany of 2018, let us keep our ears open to that inner calling like the wise men, so that we can take different route to make a big difference in life.

Magi and Herod (Poem)

All of them were kings
Wearing royal purple,
Golden crown and scepter
With wealth and misty myth
But the magi saw the star
And found a new truth and path.
Herod stood in Judaean desert
On a knoll in Herodium
Amidst the laughter of
Pleasure palaces, splashing pools,
Terraced gardens and alluring charms
And forgot to look up
To gaze the stars
And lost the way in the dark desert.
Magi came out of the palace
And saw the King of kings,
The way and light
Herod refused to come out
And missed the star and the way.

(Joe Palathunkal is Associate Editor, Living In Faith)

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