Pope at Angelus: ‘Epiphany opens us to newness of Jesus’
Vatican News Report:
In his homily at Mass on the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Francis invites us to imitate the Magi by recognizing God’s gentle light and by freely helping those who suffer.
By Devin Watkins
Jesus reveals himself to all the nations in a gentle light that shines in humble love.
Pope Francis made that remark in his homily on Sunday, as he reflected on the Epiphany of the Lord. “Epiphany”, he noted, indicates the manifestation of the Lord. “The symbol of this event is light, which reaches and enlightens everything.”
He said the manner in which God revealed Himself is surprising. The Gospels contrast the powerful of the earth and their palaces with the humble abode where Jesus is born. “None of the powerful of the time realized that the Lord of history was born exactly in their days,” he said.
“Herein lies the surprise: God does not emerge at the forefront of the world in order to manifest Himself.”