Daily Reflections
by Cathy

January 6, 2023 Reflection – We are all Magi following the Star!

We are all Magi following the Star!

 

January 6, 2023

Dear Family of Mary!

On Sunday, January 8, we will celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord, when the Magi followed a star to Bethlehem and discovered Jesus!

Our Gospel for this Sunday:

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.”

When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet: And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; since from you shall come a ruler, who is to shepherd my people Israel.”

Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the star’s appearance. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search diligently for the child. When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may go and do him homage.”

After their audience with the king they set out. And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.  (Mt 2:1-12)

Each one of us has been personally led to Bethlehem by the Father, where we discover His Son, the King of the Jews, and our King. We each have seen a star. It may not be a physical star, but it is indeed a light that fills our hearts and minds with hope and peace, and leads us to Jesus. We are so blessed to have found Him! Nothing is more important than finding Jesus.

But once we have found Jesus, we must become stars ourselves, stars that guide others to Bethlehem, to the Stable where Jesus awaits them with all of His love and salvation. Our Lady told us:

September 25, 2014
“Dear children!
Also today I call you to also be like the stars,
which by their light give light and beauty to others
so they may rejoice.

Little children,
also you be the radiance, beauty, joy and peace –
and especially prayer –
for all those who are far from my love
and the love of my Son Jesus.

Little children,
witness your faith and prayer in joy,
in the joy of faith that is in your hearts;
and pray for peace,
which is a precious gift from God.

Thank you for having responded to my call.”

May we become little Stars of Bethlehem, guiding others to the True Light that enlightens every man! Jesus, the Savior, Christ, Our Lord!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Cathy Nolan
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