Christ Made Manifest (Epiphany)
This homily by Deacon Rusty Baldwin, OCDS, was given during Evening Prayer for the Dayton Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites on Feast of the Epiphany in Jan 2023.
Many interesting aspects of Epiphany are brought to our attention that one may not have considered before. We know the Magi came to the Infant Jesus bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh by following a star; but listen to these questions Deacon Baldwin asks, that will lead us to ponder this feast ever more deeply. He references some very interesting thoughts from St. John Chrysostom, a Doctor of the Church, from the 4th century.
Deacon Baldwin then challenges each of us to be epiphanies, manifestations of our Lord to all we meet. What does that involve? Take this spiritual challenge and be the light of Christ to the world.