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Sunday Sermon and a Sunset: Epiphany

5 Jan

Without the quest, there can be no epiphany.”
― Constantine E. Scaros, Reflections on a Simple Twist of Fate: Literature, Art and Parkinson’s Disease
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Today at Mass, we celebrated Epiphany Sunday. The day the Three Wise Men traveled from afar to bring gifts to the baby Jesus. I remember when I was a kid, my dad always put the big plastic light-up Three Wise Men in the front yard at Christmas. A family tradition. I called them The Three Wise Guys. It is also a tradition to leave our decorations up until January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany.

This year, my good friends, Vivian and Vicky from Chicago, are coming to visit me for my birthday in a few days. I had an epiphany. I’m going to leave all my decorations and tree up, keeping the spirit of Christmas a bit longer. Heck, they are so pretty, I may just leave them up all year…just kidding… maybe Valentine’s Day.

~In Christian tradition, the Magi, also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men, (Three) Kings, or Kings from the East, are a group of distinguished foreigners who are said to have visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense. They are regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity and in celebrations of Christmas. Magi is a term derived from Greek meaning a priest of Zoroaster. (From: Wikipedia, License: CCA-SA)
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EPIPHANY
:a Christian festival held on January 6 in honor of the coming of the three kings to the infant Jesus Christ
: a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way

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Epiphany, renewal, rebirth, all these words are perfect for starting a new year and a new life. 2015 will be a a good year. NO… It will be a GREAT year.

“Without the quest, there can be no epiphany.” Here’s to the quest! Here’s to seeing something in a new or very clear way!
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Now, here’s a beautiful McKinney sunset.

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P.S. I found a quarter on my walk this evening, and a couple of rusty nails too. Making money and saving the world from flat tires, all just part of the job.

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