Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Epiphany of the Lord 2019

Gospel Reading: Matthew 2:1-12

Highlight: "We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage."

Reflection: The magi, even with know direct knowledge of God's revelation, were able to find Him through his creation and their human reasoning. I'm reminded of the Greek philosophers, who - before the coming of Christ and with little to no exposure to the Israelites - broke away from the polytheistic and hedonistic traditions of their culture and described One God who desired us to live virtuous lives. The magi made their connection with God at the Epiphany. The Greek philosophers may never have personally made a connection with the God of Abraham, their teachings were united and incorporated with Christianity by great minds such as St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. In today's world, there are many people trying to live good lives, without realizing that the best way to do that is in the Catholic faith. We have hope that they will eventually make that connection, so we should always be ready to show them - either by a direct encounter or by their observance of our lives - the goodness of our faith.

Geeky Quote: "Your ancestors called it magic, but you call it science. I come from a land where they are one and the same." - Thor Odinson, Thor

Prayer: Lord, help me to always be true to Your teachings, so that all who encounter me will be led to the truth. Amen.

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