Christmas is put away for another year. Our modern world is on ordinary time until Valentine's Day. But it's Epiphany now. Our almost secret celebration until our Ordinary Time nudges in for a bit before Lent. With few watching, Epiphany declares the wisdom of adoration. Maybe it is good that the world has moved on. Maybe it allows more space for quiet. A little reflection and longing.
With the approach of the Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12), we behold quite a scene — one of perceived royalty and the other of unassuming divinity wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. And here, this quote by St. Gonzalga finds its resonance, revealing a profound truth of the Nativity story.
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