This past week was the week of the Epiphany, celebrating the manifestation of the God–man Jesus Christ as the Light of the world. The 3 Kings, or wise men––astrologer/astronomers–called Magi, witnessed the 1st Epiphany. The Magi discovered that the star they were observing led to a newborn King who was in fact the Creator of that star and the entire cosmos! God had become a man to reroute the human race, to reveal what it is to be truly human. All this week, the Scripture readings have involved epiphanies of God–become–man. In Jesus Christ is light for the blind and for those “who sit in darkness and the shadow of death.” In each of these epiphanies is contained the assurance that God is with us, that he provides what we lack, and that he emphasizes with what we go through in life. This is good news indeed.
Well, Epiphany week brings the Christmas season to a close so I thought I’d share the following memories from my childhood in the time that’s left: