Readings: Is 60:1-6, 10
Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6
Mt 2:1-12.

The Guiding Light
I often wonder how many special stars I have missed which were in plain sight which would have led me to the Christ light? How many people with whom I interact or see at a safe distance might be the one whom God has put on or in my path today to transform my life? How often have I listened half heartedly to the words of someone, whom I deemed not important and missed the words that called me to my next step in the journey?

I wish the questions above were addressed to someone other than me and yet if I do not honestly address these questions, I will never find myself in the company of the wise men. The wise men were willing to look at the night sky and notice the unusual. I think in order to notice the unusual they must have had a powerful grasp of what the “usual” sky looked like.

As this new year unfolds, I seek to become more aware of those in my everyday surroundings with the hope, that as they are called to guide me with their light, I will not be left in the dark because of my misguided blindness.