SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord Monday, January 6, 2020 WORD of the DAY They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way. (Matthew 2: 10-12) How shall I live this Word? In a world where we often walk without direction, almost prone with our eyes to the ground, and we risk daily to collapse under the weight of the suffocating determinism that common thinking offers. It stifles creativity and inventiveness. The now infinite sectors of science are rigid in many laws of knowledge, closed as dead ends. All this makes us feel nostalgia for the liberating call of the Gospel to the forces of creation, which mysteriously are released by manifesting a partnership between the energies of the stars and the wandering of humans in search of meaning. We see the sky, its eternal laws, and its dominion over...

EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Saturday, January 6, 2018 EPIPHANY OF THE LORD JESUS   WORD of the DAY  They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.                  (Matthew 2: 10-11)   How shall I live this Word? These three mysterious men came from afar following a star.  They had scrutinized the skies during the tepid Oriental nights.  They were not afraid to undertake a journey to unknown lands.  They gave themselves up to a call from Beyond.  At their arrival in Bethlehem, they intuit the sacred, although hidden in the poverty and littleness of a Baby.  To Him, as to a king, they offer their precious gifts.  Above all, they offer their immense joy for having found the treasure their soul had sought for so long.  They are truly wise and pure of heart, this is why they see God.  They seem to anticipate what the little Messiah, when an adult, would proclaim as the marvelous Beatitude: Blessed are the pure of heart for they...