Mgr Gerard’s reflection – Epiphany of the Lord

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. The word Epiphany means ‘manifestation’ so we celebrate Jesus manifestation of himself to the gentile world. Some countries celebrate it more solemnly than they do Christmas. The manifestation of Jesus means that we must continue to proclaim the good news that Jesus the Son of God lived among us and came for all people. This is a practical message of the Feast of the Epiphany. We are called to proclaim this message. There is a beautiful message written by an unknown Christian author that sums up in a beautiful imagery the practical message of the Epiphany: “When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the Kings and the princes are home, when the shepherds are back with the flocks, the work of Christmas begins, to feed the hungry, to release the prisoners, to rebuild the nations, to bring peace among our brothers and sisters, to make music with the heart.” May I wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.