Becoming You

"They saw the Child with His mother Mary, and falling to their knees they did Him homage" 

Matthew 2:11
Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:2,7-8,10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12

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The Epiphany of the Lord, B

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main…

Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind. -1

Indeed, “No man is an island,” as we just read from John Donne’s poem written in 1624. “Nothing under the sun exists entirely unto itself” we read the Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes (Eccl. 1:9). Ecclesiastes teaches us that true happiness comes from centering our lives on God, not ourselves. Only by seeing ourselves in the full context of that which preceded us, that which surrounds us, and that which is to follow can we come to grips with our meaning and purpose as human beings.

 The largest dictionary in the English language devotes 10,000 words toward defining the word “think” in its various contexts. The word “strike” means one thing on the sports page and another on the…

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