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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

We Three Kings. . .

The feast of the Epiphany. The day we celebrate the wise men arriving to pay homage to Jesus. The wise men from our Nativity have been inching their way to baby Jesus. Ahh, tomorrow morning we will place them around the manger. They have arrived!
I love this feast day for a couple of reasons. First of all, it amazes me to think of those wise men traveling over a thousand miles just to worship Jesus. . .and they weren't even Jewish!Considering the times, it was a difficult and very expensive undertaking. Yet, they were so moved by what they had studied and seen in the sky they loaded up the caravan and set off. They knew a great king had been born, and didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to meet him. It inspires me to go that extra mile in learning more about my faith, and building a relationship with Christ.
The second reason I love this feast is the wise men point to the fact that Jesus came for all of us. The wise men were Gentiles from the East. Jesus didn't just come for the Jews, but for everyone. Whew, isn't that a relief?
My friend Lorri over at Mac and Cheese Chronicles has a great Epiphany Blessing for your home. Our parish in DC always sent something like this home with us, and the past few years it has been something we've really enjoyed. Thanks Lorri for posting, you saved me some serious Google time.
Happy Three Kings Day everyone!


  1. Doncha just LOVE being Catholic, Tami? We get the best celebrations!

  2. Yes I do. For that, and many other reasons.