Two weeks ago we celebrated the Solemnity of the Epiphany. The Church recalled the wise men coming from the East to worship the newborn King of the Jews. Jesus was made manifest at the Light of the World. Last week we celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. At the Jordan River Jesus was made manifest as the Beloved Son of the Father. Today, this Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, we hear proclaimed the changing of water into wine at the Wedding Feast of Cana. Jesus is made manifest as the Miracle Worker, the one in whom the disciples begin to place their faith. These three weeks are all “epiphanies” or “manifestations” of who Jesus is.
As we begin Ordinary Time (which only lasts a few weeks because Lent is so early this year), we are called to look into our own lives and see the many ways in which Jesus is made manifest to us. Is Jesus the Light that shatters the darkness of our lives? Is Jesus our Brother who accompanies us through life? Is Jesus the Miracle Worker who heals the pain and suffering of our broken lives? The answer, of course, is “Yes, He is!” But we can so often get caught up in the busy-ness of this life, the hectic pace of modern life, that we can miss Him. Stop, look around you, pray, find Him. He will flood your life with Light, walk with you as a Brother, and be the Healer that you need the most!
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