Cycle A

Good News A6

The Epiphany of the Lord

Matthew 2:1-12 New American Bible

Matthew 2:1-12 Bible Gateway

Warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, the wise men returned to their country by another route.


        Each day of our lives is like the day when the wise men found Jesus.  We give ourselves to Jesus every day.  Look at all of the gifts we give to him.  We clean up our rooms!  We wash the dishes!  We fold up the clean clothes. We do our homework as soon as we get home from school.  We play with our little brother or sister, even though our favorite television show is on! We change the cat litter without being asked!  We give the puppy a bath!   We clean the fish tank.  We do what our parents ask us right away.  These gifts may sound very small and insignificant, but believe me each one of them is a jewel to add to a robe for our King, Jesus Christ.  Jesus, the Son of God loves you so much and he appreciates all the little things you do for your family here on earth.  These gifts are as valuable to him as gold, frankincense, and myrrh.    


Say the “Our Father” and ask God to give you wisdom to share your gift of kindness with all the people you meet in life. 


“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.”


Copyright ©2001, 2004 Joan Y. Edwards