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Epiphany of the Lord

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Sunday is the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, bringing us closer to the end of Christmas season this Liturgical Year. This solemnity emphasizes a fact of the self-appearance of God, in a form of a child, Jesus, telling us that a man wouldn’t be able to discover the salutary plan that God has for us. Always in favor of the truth, that God appears himself as Jesus is a reality of the humble, modest, and scandalous conditions of the coming of the Son of God into the world as a human being. And then, it remains as a sign that God has no priority that everyone is equal before Him; although He always prefers those who are abandoned and have no occasion, nor lack for connections and richness. On this background, the greatest wealth and happiness, meaning the blessing for a man becomes the presence of God on the earth expressed in the act of the Incarnation of God, we celebrate in this Christmastime. A result of this celebration is our participation in everlasting life with God after this earthly life. And nothing is going to change that fact of happiness: persecutions, lies about reality, everything Jesus also met coming into the earth. Herod was lurking, as well the others of his time, pretending to bow before the new born king. In reality everyone was looking for His death because no one of them shared his divine values. They cared about themselves and about their earthly businesses, which very often they gathered in an unjustly way. They didn’t realize they will be depriving themselves at the moment of their death. Thanks God, there are many people who know how to find a way to true wisdom of life in the divine source (coming from biblical East) and they come to bow before the child of Jesus recognizing God in their modest, just, and humble lives. There are many of them in our pews of the church, and maybe you… who read this commentary.