The way the Magi leave is just as important as the way they came; the world they encountered in Jesus changes everything.
Epiphany offers us a chance to remember that Jesus was a king, but not the king people thought he would be. He was a baby, a child of God, and his life promised that we, too, would all be children of God. The prophets foretold him, God revealed him, the Three Kings honored him, and we adore him.
At Epiphany we celebrate that Jesus came as the savior of the whole world.
If I turn to God to breathe life into my year, it will be more extraordinary than anything I can plan.
“The Triumph of the Innocents” reframes the story. Ultimately, Herod lost.
On the first day of Christmas, the Lord God said to me, “I have sent Jesus to save thee!”
Yes, we’re still in Advent. But January is coming – and with it always comes a chance to begin again.
Jesus doesn’t scold or question Thomas; instead, he offers Thomas exactly what he needs.
This will be the first Christmas in my life I did not spend with my daughter.
One Advent, completely by accident, Christmas carols became part of the bedtime routine. And we were glad.