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The Epiphany of the Lord

Epiphany = The Greek meaning of the word “epiphany” is,  a public “manifestation” and acknowledgement of Jesus’ true identity, as both human and divine

I would like to wish you, your families and friends  a very happy and healthy New Year. I also  wanted to share this amusing Epiphany anecdote with you from John Shea:

When the Magi finally reached the manger to greet the newborn King, they each dismounted from their camels, knelt before the baby Jesus and presented their gifts. One by one they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The baby Jesus thanked the first King but said, I don’t want the gold. The second King presented his gift and again the baby Jesus said that he did not want the frankincense. Finally, the third King offered his gift of myrrh and for the third time the baby Jesus refused saying, he did not want any myrrh. The kings were confused and asked Jesus, what do you want? The baby Jesus looked at them and said; “I want the camel”

Shea explained the point of the story, is that Jesus can’t have a relationship with gold, frankincense or myrrh, but he could have a relationship with the camel.

So, Jesus offers us himself.  
It’s all about relationship.


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