Christmas is coming to a close. It is tempting to wrap up our sentiments with the decorations – to put away the good feelings of the season.
But just when we thought it was over, along comes the Epiphany.
The Epiphany! Three wise men bent their knees in front of a Holy Babe born in a manger!
This Sunday, the church celebrates the feast of the epiphany – A realization that Christ
is the Son of God! Adoration of the Magi consolidates the event of incarnation of Jesus as Son of God.
The Epiphany originally celebrated four different events: the Baptism of the Lord; Christ’s first miracle, the changing of water into wine at the wedding in Cana; the Nativity of Christ; and the visitation of the Wise Men. Each of these is a revelation of God to man.
The Epiphany is celebrated by the Kerala Christians of South India under different titles in a very grand manner with lights and fireworks.
We need epiphanies. Let us open our eyes and ears and all the more our hearts to witness and become part of the epiphany. A moment of ignorance and we may miss it badly. We need epiphanies so that there shall be peace; love and courage abound in this New Year.
Wish you all a Happy New Year!