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 04, 2008

Happy "Three Kings!"

This Sunday's Solemnity is not really about the "Three Kings" who are very famous among us, thus naming this Sunday as the Three Kings Sunday. This solemnity is about the Epiphany of the Lord, the Lord Jesus' manifestation of His Divine Kingship and Lordship to all the peoples in the world and not only to the Jews. Hence, the three magi, who are actually gentiles, represent the rest of humanity. And as we hear in the Gospels, these three magi, followed the "Star" that led them to the bosom of the Christ-Child, and upon finding Him, bowed and adored Him. I find it very meaningful that as they were about to leave, they were warned by an angel in a dream not to go back to King Herod, and thus, they set out through another, a new route.

We pray that as we celebrate this solemnity, we may follow the example of the three magi. May we follow the "stars", believe me, there are countless of them in our lives, they who lead us to God. And in finding God, may we worship Him with our whole lives. And like the three magi, may our worship bring about total transformation in our lives -- that we may set out through a "New Way."

Happy Epiphany!!!


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