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During the Feast of the Epiphany we commemorate the revelation of God’s Son as a human being. He was made flesh and dwelt among us. We hear the Gospel reading of the magi who come from foreign lands to do homage to the newborn king–not just of the Jews, but of the entire universe.

God comes to save not only his Jewish people, but the Gentiles too and the whole world.

In the Angelus we pray:

And the Word was made flesh.
And dwelt among us.

As we reflect on these words and the meaning of the Epiphany, let us follow the example of the Magi. They came to Jesus and did him homage. They offered him their great respect and brought him gifts to be presented in his honor.

The Word, our God, is here dwelling among us. He is with us.

Let us ask ourselves:

1) How can we do him homage today?

Spend some special time in prayer or fasting.

2) What unique gifts can we bring to him?

The magi brought unique gifts from their lands to the newborn King. We each have unique gifts we can offer and dedicate to the Lord today too. What special talents or skills do we have that can be dedicated to God in service to him?