May 6, 2022
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The Meaning of Homage

The account from St. Matthew’s gospel (2:1-12) is rich, so rich that it requires symbols in order to carry its weight. Using the language of science or history or other secular sources simply cannot carry the burden of the message. The gravity of...

Living As Children Of The Light

Some years ago there was an interesting psychology experiment that became known as the “Good Samaritan Study.” The researchers stationed themselves near a pay phone and studied the people who used it. The first thing they noticed was that almost...

Stepping Into The Light Of God’s Grace

Stepping Into The Light Of God’s Grace

A woman named Jeanette was so stressed and overworked one Christmas she didn’t have time to reflect on the true meaning of the feast. She later explained, “We were so busy with the children, trying to make special clothes for them for the holidays...

When People Encounter Us, Whom Do They See?

When People Encounter Us, Whom Do They See?

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. The word “epiphany” means “manifestation.” As today’s scriptures note, Jesus was not only sent for the Jewish people; he was also sent to redeem the whole world. The Magi traveled from the East in...

Seeing Things Differently

Seeing Things Differently

The Gospel account (Mt 2:1-12) for the Epiphany of the Lord… it’s all about seeing, about vision, about what holds our attention and captures our concerns. We’ve all heard expressions such as “Well, in the light of what you’ve just said I see things...