Daily Meditation for January 5, 2010

by Mariterese Woida, OSB

Many Christians in central Minnesota celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th. In similar fashion, others among us, as well as around the world, celebrate the events of Christ’s birth on January 6. This is the holy day and holiday when gifts are given, guests welcomed, and feasts prepared and served. The feast of the Epiphany on January 6th recalls Christ becoming known to a broader world, which is represented by the arrival of the Magi. December 25 or January 6 or any other date that celebrates a revelation or epiphany for any of the world religions allows people to reflect on what has been revealed. Revelations, in the religious sense, introduce us to realities that come from a source beyond ourselves. Take time to reflect on those realities and on the source that revealed them.