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Epiphany of the Lord A
January 5, 2014



Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, S. J.

Light to the Nations

What if God is present in other world religions? How can Jesus and Christianity be the light of the world if other religions reach God also? Is there not a contradiction here?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

King Herod and
the Wise
Men—a Christmas Challenge

Can I, like the wise men, lay my gifts at the feet of the young and move towards anonymity and eventual death, content that the world is in good hands, even though those hands are not my hands?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Story of the Magi

The star leads them just to Herod in Jerusalem. To get the rest of the way, they have to ask Herod, who has to ask learned Jews, who have to check the writings of the prophets. By this means, and with more help from the star, the magi finally get to the baby in Bethlehem.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Perfected Revelation

Jesus is revealed in our own day. He is revealed as the Word of God speaking to us in the marvelous workings of nature, in the achievements of the human spirit, and in the dialogue between Church and world.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

The Magi

God sent the Magi a message and they rode their camels across half the known world. What would cause you to put forth effort like that? What made the search worth it for them? For you?

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A Poem
to Sit With

J. Janda

Christ Our Earth

a desire
a wisdom
a love

in us
over which we
have
no control

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