Spiritual Reflection 1/8/23

+Dear Saint David Parishioners,

On this feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, we can join the Magi by seeking Jesus in our daily lives. Jesus makes His presence known to us in a variety of ways. We each must have an open mind and heart in order to recognize Him in the smile of a loved one, in the courtesy of someone who holds the door for us, of one who motions to let us out of the parking lot, or by a song or scripture verse that resonates with us. Pope Francis has said that our God is a God of Surprises. God loves us unconditionally and wants to be an intimate part of our everyday lives.

Therefore, as we begin this New Year, let us be like the Magi and seek the Lord each day. When we encounter Jesus, we are changed forever and cannot go back to the way things were, but travel in a new direction with our loving Savior by our side.

Keep in mind that the Magi’s trip was not an easy one; they traveled nearly a thousand miles before finding Jesus. When life’s journey is long and tiresome, we can strive to imitate the Magi’s perseverance and continue moving forward because encountering Jesus is a treasure we do not want to pass up. May we, like the Magi, come to give Jesus homage!

May this New Year be one of happy surprises and one in which we experience the deep love, peace, and joy that Jesus wants to share with us.

Happy New Year blessings!
Sister Mary