Here is our second reflection on the story of the wise men. The reflections can be read in order, and they also ‘stand alone.’ They help us prepare for the Feast of Epiphany.
As you begin this reflection be still, close your eyes for a few moments and allow yourself to be quiet. Ask God for the grace to be open to new light in your life.
Reading: Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, ‘Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.’ When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. (Matthew 2.7-9)
Reflection: Many people have been, and are, part of our life. We have friends who walk with us in our faith journey. Just as the wise men travelled in company so do we. Consider those who encourage and support you most. Think of those whom you encourage.
Pray: Allow your reflection to move into prayer. Think back on family and friends who have accompanied you. Bring them into your mind and prayer in God’s presence. Perhaps some left you wounded or embittered, pray for them, and try to forgive. Offer thanks for those who show care for us, those whom we love, those who bring warmth and light to our lives.