This past week was the Epiphany—the manifestation, the revelation of the Light to all nations, represented by the Magi. They followed a star that led them to the Christ Child whom they “found with his mother”.
The Epiphany is the manifestation of God’s love for us: the Light shines on our darkness. He has entered into it so as to illuminate it with his Divine radiance. Here is a quote from Pope Benedict that express what I’d like to say:
“Only if people change will the world change; and in order to change, people need the light that comes from God, the light which so unexpectedly entered into our night.”
Tomorrow the Christmas season ends with Our Lord’s Baptism.