2019 01 06: Epiphany

The fact remains, my friends, that for these wise men from the East, God used a star. He showed up in the heavens, not riding on a chariot of clouds or as an old man with a great, flowing beard, but as a light, a ball of gases moving across the sky, a common constellation which St. Matthew tells us the astronomers “observed… at its rising.” If God revealed himself by way of a star to these pagans, and indeed, that sciencey-ball of gas led these Gentiles exactly to the foot of Jesus, I wonder where God might be showing up in our own lives today.