We are about to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany the day on which the three kings came to worship Our Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ. They came bearing three gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. These three gifts signify the virtues of faith, prayer and sacrifice.
Let us reflect that Joseph and Mary lived these three virtues in their lives. That of faith, believing the angel who told them to “have no fear”. That of prayer, for it is believed that Mary was at prayer when the angel appeared to her and Joseph was visited by an angel in his dream. That of sacrifice when they were asked to trust that the will of God for the coming of the Savior would be fulfilled through their obedience to all of God’s plans.
O Lord, as you worked in the lives of Mary and Joseph, let me be drawn to your love that you may work in me for the fulfillment of your plans.
May all peoples find in you through your Son, Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life, salvation and peace for their lives. Amen