Epiphany – as the twelfth day approaches

“The Crib” – Church of The Immaculate Conception, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo

As the “Epiphany” Kings arrive, it’s time for us to take our leave of the Crib but not to leave its message behind. Maybe a minute or two with some highlights from that message might be no harm:

  • Strangers in search of safe lodgings
  • A shed – a room – made available
  • A couple uncertain of what the future had in store
  • Shepherds/workers setting aside their work to go and “do homage”
  • Animals – “All God’s creatures have a place in the choir”
  • Angels – heard from on high but only truly heard in the heart and soul of faith
  • Kings – people in authority – realising theirs was a passing authority
  • Words, actions, kindness witnessed and “pondered in the heart”
  • In and through it all the Hand and Will of God – a plan unfolding.
  • MISSION – it does not end in the crib – in truth it begins here
  • The baby became a man ….
  • The man made a difference
  • We’re called to do the same.

“Companions on the journey”