January 2, 2011

Three Theses on Epiphany

Epiphany is one of my favorite days of the year. This morning I was thinking about general doctrines that arise from the scripture today:

The natural world, properly interpreted, leads us to its logical center in the incarnate Word. (The star)

Our deepest human vocation (and happiness) is found in the adoration of Jesus Christ, and in giving him the best of ourselves and our resources. (The homage and gifts of the magi)

Worldly power exists in a tense--and often directly opposed--relationship to the Kingdom of God revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. (Herod)

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