Friday, January 6, 2006
Readings: Is 60: 1-6 / Eph 3:2 - 6 / Matt 2: 1-12
"And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
for out of you will come a leader who will shepherd my people Israel."
Reflection: A post-Christmas song composed by Fr. Manoling Francisco, S.J. goes this way:
"When the song of angels is stilled
when the stars in the sky is gone
when the kings and princes are home
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins -
to find the lost, to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry, free the prisoners,
to rebuild nations, to bring peace to all brothers
to make music in our hearts ..."
The moment when we can see an obsure Christ right in front of our eyes through these ... and respond accordingly, is Epiphany; Christmas has dawned upon us!
Fr. Lito Jopson