Sunday 7th of January

The Epiphany of the LORD

The sight of the star filled them with delight…”

Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany. The event saw three magi follow the star that would lead them to Jesus. Being astrologists, they knew that the rising of a new star meant a new king had been born, and so they went in search of this new King.

As we begin this New Year, what are we desiring? Do we desire something more? It has been said that we are what we desire. Or as St Augustine said, “our entire life is an exercise of desire.” To deepen our desire for God, we might ask ourselves, which star am I following? Are we following the star that leads us to Jesus, the fullness of life and love? Or are we following a star, the star that offers everything but delivers nothing?

What are the stars in our life that lead us to God? Let us follow these stars so that, like the Magi, we may be directed to Jesus and experience the fullness of life he offers. He is, after all, the only one who can completely fill the desires of our hearts.

Weekly Reading 6