Sunday, January 7
Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13;
Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage. Mt 2:2
The Magi were wise, they dropped everything, went out of their way and found Jesus to give Glory to God. This is a wonderful invitation for our lives as we examine how we find God, whether that be through meditation, experiencing and reflecting on nature, participating in Eucharist, being with God’s people, listening to wise people, spiritual reading, or participating with a prayer group. The Magi dropped what they were about at the time they were invited to follow the lead to find Jesus. This meant letting some things go or leaving some things behind. An advantage the Magi had in their walking journey was to reflect on what they were about no matter what they might find. The Magi set out to worship God and give God honor. They were about honoring God and giving God Glory. We can do this not just on special occasions, but at all times.
God, thank you for constantly inviting me to seek you, to be focused on you, always giving you Glory. I know I don’t have to bring Gold, just myself and my best.
I want to be alert to what reveals God to me and give Glory to God at all times.
Sister Rose McLarney
Kansas City, MO