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This past Sunday, Christians celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany, commemorating the appearance of a great light that marked the birth of Jesus.
Most of us are familiar with the story of the Magi – the Three Kings who followed the brilliant star to Bethlehem and paid homage to the baby with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
The Magi were astrologers looking for signs in the night sky and were overjoyed at seeing the star that led them to Jesus. Unlike many others, they took the time to notice the star and to reflect upon its meaning and then, trusting in God, they took action.
Like the Magi, we need to look for the light – the signs that God is with us. And like them, we also need to respond. We are each called not only to look for light but to be, ourselves, a light for others, radiating God's love to them. Give some thought today as to what you can do both to find God’s light and to be that light for others.