01/05/14 Pastor’s Message

January 13th, 2014 by helen in Pastors Message Archive 2014

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk

Epiphany:
By Another Way

Our word Epiphany derives from ‘epiphania,’ which means ‘manifestation.’  Today our Lord is manifested to the whole world as its Light.  There is no doubt—the birth of the Savior has changed everything, and renewed all creation.  With the Magi (Kings, or wise man, sometimes referred to as astrologers), we come to present our gifts before the greatest Gift of all, Jesus Christ.  They pay homage to the Lord, and they themselves are transformed—they will never be the same again!

After their encounter, they received a warning not to return to the murderous Herod, so “they departed for their country by another way.”  They had to—since they were changed forever.  Nothing will ever be the same again!

Is there something in 2014 that you need to approach “by another way”?  Perhaps the ‘old’ way is not working and you need a fresh approach.  Can you talk to Jesus our Friend about it?  Can you invite a trusted friend to help?  Can you take the new year as a new beginning, perhaps seeking out a 12 step program or professional consultation?

Another way beckons, if we give it a chance.

Happy New Year 2014,

Fr.  Dennis J. Vincenzo

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