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The Epiphany of the Lord
January 7, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Into the Hands of Love

Herod acts quickly. He oils his way back to the magi and suckers them with a story about Bethlehem. Oozing charm he lures them into a promise of information about the child. He wants to give homage too, he lies.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

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

Who Knew?

What about people who lack the advantages of the priests and magi and who have no power to command others? How are they to know? Does God make provision only for the fortunate?

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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


Just what was this mystery that brightened the whole world? Why was the star an integral part of the story     

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda


an indigo bunting
feeding on seeding

both silk—the thistle
the bird electric blue

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