Reflection from Fr. Taylor: January 7, 2018, Feast of the Epiphany

Isaiah 60:1-6    Ephesians 3:2-6     Matthew 2:1-12

Each year on the Feast of the Epiphany, we get an opportunity to see just how significant the role of foreigners coming into our midst can be. The three Kings were immigrants who came from many different parts of the world. They came to share the same faith, the same blood of the new born king. As they came from afar they brought with them gifts of hospitality, friendship, love and acceptance. The physical gifts were symbolic. We can see the strangest in our midst can be of real love and support in our human journey because after all we are one human community.

We can learn a lot from this Feast Day as we think of the importance of welcoming others to our home, to our parish, to our community and to our country. Indeed the more we welcome others the more blessed we are. This new year of 2018 will offer us many opportunities to face these kind of challenges. But isn’t it good to know that the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph has shown us the way. Remember the two migrated to Bethlehem for the birth of the new born king.

Lets remember our efforts in being a friend to a friend and seeing in every brother and sister the face of our Lord in such a way but it will never be the same again. May God continue to bless you and may you have a Holy and Peace – filled New Year.


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