Sunday, January 5, 2014

Epiphany: Perceiving the Invisible

Everything we can see will pass away. Everything that lasts is invisible.

     Yes, the other people we see are immortal, but the immortal part of them, the soul, is invisible. What we can see, will die.
     No wonder Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for claiming to be able to see, when they were really blind. All of us are blind when it comes to the life of the spirit. Only God can give us vision. But even then, we must walk by faith.
     St. John of the Cross says the soul walks in darkness, and faith is its light. 
     It's kind of like putting aside all your worldly concerns, all your
Star of Bethlehem
personal pursuits, to follow the light of a star to a distant land, day after day, week after week, month after month, to find a king, a king who's not of your own land,
because you realize that he's the King of kings.
     May we, like the Magi, trudge on, continue the long journey, carrying our very best gifts to present Him when at last we reach Him.