S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Friday, January 05, 2007

Happy Three Kings

On Sunday we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, commonly called the Three Kings. What does this Solemnity have to say to all of us, Catholics in the contemporary era?
I think we can draw two points from this solemnity.
First, the three magi traveled all the way from the East in search for the King of kings. And they were all led by the brightness of the Star. We all are sojourning towards our King of kings, who guide us toward Him? Who are the "Stars" of our life, of our journey? Perhaps it is good to thank the Lord for them.
Second, the magi gave the Infant Jesus presents of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, all priceless gifts, worthy of a King. If we reflect, what can I offer Christ the King this new year? What could be my "New Year's Resolutions" which can become my New Year's gift to Him?

Happy Three Kings, everyone!


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