The time in between Christmas and Lent is fairly quiet, liturgically speaking. But it can be a very important time mentally and spiritually if we make our own flight to Egypt.
Epiphany, Feast of the Three Kings, Visit of the Magi…
No matter how we refer to it, today’s holy day marks the revelation of our Savior, Jesus Christ, to all peoples of the world. But there’s another “Star” at Epiphany I’d like you to consider.
Our epiphanies aren’t single-occurrence events. They’re a colliding and re-colliding of the stars, pointing us to the One. They happen all the time, multiple times a day, countless times a year, whether we recognize them or not. I’d daresay we most often do not recognize them.
I admire them for their innocence, and that’s not a play on words. While the other known martyrs died for their courage, the Holy Innocents died for simply being born two or less years prior. When they died, they died as innocent as they were at their birth.