Nations Will Come to Your Light
Epiphany of our Lord – Sunday, January 7th, 2018
What “stirring” readings we hear in the Epiphany liturgy! Consider the scene from Isaiah’s prophecy (60:1-6). Gentiles come from distant places, attracted by the splendor of Jerusalem, bringing gifts and tenderly carrying the sons and daughters of the Holy City! Though darkness may have surrounded the people, the glory of the Lord allows the light to burst forth and shine like a bright new dawn. What a fitting way to describe what we have just celebrated at Christmas!
Matthew’s Gospel story of the magi [2:1-12] reveals to us the inevitable struggle that God’s