Friday, January 7

Epifaneez, I haz themz

Today, of course, is the feast of the Epiphany, known as the Theophany to our eastern catholic bretheren.  This day celebrates the coming of the wise men to adore Christ and also his baptism by his cousin John.  In both instances, it is a moment of revelation wherein the God-made-flesh is recognised as such by others.

James Joyce is said to have taken the word and turned it to the more common usage describing that flash of sudden comprehension and grasp of the 'big picture'.  When you briefly glimpse the Grand Scheme or see the face of the Divine in something most would consider totally mundane.

In the end, however, it is that instant when you suddenly 'get it' and (for you) the world is transformed. There have been many of these over the past year or so...moments where all of a sudden, the universe seems to change.  The key here is seems.  The world hasn't changed, your perception/understanding of it has....You have.

We are all made in the image and likeness of the Divine.  The Divine is made flesh and is amoung us.  Just look for yourself and your world can change.

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