Appearing with our Christmas decorations was this article cut out of our diocesan newspaper, the Catholic Virginian. Yes! By the end of the week we shall have a new member, Katie Moore, soon to be known among us as “Kathryn”. She will be our consolation prize as we bid farewell to the lovely Christmas Season. De-decorating Day is scheduled for Wednesday of this week.
Meanwhile we continue with our celebration of Epiphany, that appearing of Christ to the Gentiles in the persons of the three Wise Men who had the faith to read in the stars the promise of a King. Here is a poem commemorating their arduous journey’s end:
The Wise Man
The waking dawn gilds in gold the brow
Gone pale with too much facing of the night.
Lips that pursed in earnest thought are now
Parted, making a thurible for prayer,
Heaven bound as dew dissolved in light,
Lifts in clouds through early morning air.
Then suddenly, from star dry gazing eyes,
Drips drops of myrrh on Wisdom where He lies.
May we also have the fortitude of the Magi to follow the inspirations that enlighten our hearts until we reach Him who alone can fulfill all our desires.