It is 08th January 2017. We celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. The readings are from Isaiah 60:1-6; the second reading from Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; and the Gospel from Matthew 2:1-12. The Epiphany means the manifestation of God to all people. It is the time to adore and pay homage to the messianic light and the king of all the nations, Jesus Christ. God revealed in God’s word that became flesh. We remember the three Wise Men namely Caspar, Balthasar and Melchior who came to see the divine child Jesus in His humble manger. So many of us are looking for God just like these men. These three men symbolically representing all people. Only those who are in search of a living and loving God know that God is not found in the royal places rather in rugged mangers. The first reading speaks about the glory of the Lord that shines on us. The light of God that shines in human form revealed to all people on the earth. The responsorial Psalm praises, “Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.” (Ps.72:11). In the second reading, St. Paul reminds us that everyone is invited to be the part of the mystical body of Christ. “That the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.” (Eph.3:6). The Gospel recalls the visit of the Magi with their symbolic gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh representing the kingship, divinity and the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us be sincere and vigorous in our search for God on a daily basis taking enough risks, having as many companions, and to complete the journey of search with the profound homage to God. Our search for the Truth must end in Christ. May you have a good day.

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