Solemnity -Epiphany of the Lord

“Opening their treasures, they offered him gifts…”
Matthew 2: 1-12

Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany, and we see the dedication of the Magi who travelled some distance to see their king, they noted what the prophets foretold and followed the instructions to find Jesus. They carried their treasure with them and presented Jesus with the finest and best of what they had.

What do we bring to Jesus this Christmas season? What do we offer when we come to visit him in prayer? We may feel like we don’t have treasure but Jesus wants us to give him what is most precious to us. Often parents will sacrifice what they want to give to their children instead.

are we willing to sacrifice so that we can present Jesus with our gifts? Are we willing to let go certain tv programs or activities so that we can give him a more pure heart or undivided attention? Are we willing to give up other loves so we can present him with the gift of our hearts?