In the Gospel for the Epiphany of the Lord, the Magi from the East follow the star to a house in Bethlehem where they pay homage to the infant Jesus, the newborn King of the Jews.  “And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way” (Matthew 2: 12).  The Magi prostrate themselves before Jesus because they sense the presence of greatness.  They are encountering the living God.  An encounter with the divine is transforming.  After a profound experience of God, things are never the same.  So the Magi return home by another way.  As Christian disciples, we live our lives by another way.  Through the Sacraments and the Christian community, the Church, we meet God every day.   So we follow the way of Jesus, self-less love for others.  In what way(s) do you love others, especially those in need?

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