Thursday, January 4, 2024

The Christmas Season Continues

We continue to celebrate the Christmas Season in these days approaching Epiphany. 

Christ is God’s light shining upon us in the darkness. He has revealed the love of God to the world, through the mystery of His birth, to the shepherds led to Him by angels, to the wise men by a star, to John the Baptist and those among the people of Israel who were making themselves ready for His coming, when He emerged from the waters of the Jordan—when they saw the Spirit descend upon Him in the form of a dove, and heard the Father’s voice.

Saint John the Evangelist was one of those who was led by the ministry of John the Baptist to follow Jesus. In these days we read from his first epistle in the liturgy.

Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2).