As believers we try to get in touch with the presence of God as something more than a concept or an idea. We try to become aware of the presence of God as something that involves our whole being. We want to let God touch us inwardly as well as outwardly. For true believers it is not enough to know about God intellectually. The head-trip is not enough. The God who saves us, liberates us from the bondage of aimlessness and absurdity, is the God who is present in our whole being. And this is what Matthew is talking about in today’s Gospel Lesson-the story of the Epiphany.
Matthew is saying that, at a certain time and place in history, the essential Being of God, the Christ Spirit which was with Him “from the beginning,” was fully embodied and revealed in Jesus of Nazareth. And, for this reason, Jesus is called “Messiah,” “King of Kings,” “Lord,” “Savior.” Moreover, the Gospels inform us that this…
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