I love the Feast of the Epiphany--those strange Magi from Persia, the Star they followed for two years, the confusion and conflict with Herod, their going home 'by a different way' to avoid Herod.
There is a dictionary definition of "epiphany" that I committed to memory decades ago. It goes like this: 'an epiphany is a sudden, intuitive understanding of the deep down meaning of things, usually caused by what is ordinary, simple and commonplace.'
Isn't that remarkable?
To have a sudden, intuitive understanding of anything would be good enough. But that that knowledge is 'of the deep down meaning of things' raises the bar a great deal. And that what provokes and epiphany is what is 'ordinary, simple and commonplace' seals the deal.
Keep your eyes wide open all the time--your ears and touch and smell as well. And your mind and imagination as well.
I believe there are 'epiphanies' all around us--in all the ordinary and simple and commonplace events and moments of life.
Don't miss the chance of sudden and intuitive knowledge of the deep down, deep down, deep down meaning of anything.
Epiphany isn't just a Christian Feast--it is the opportunity of every moment of life.
Epiphanies are all around us, if we are simply open to discovering them.
May this new year bring you a dozen epiphanies every day...and lots of ordinary, simple, commonplace moments.
Happy Epiphany Year!
- 5 and 1/2 stars
- A house is not a 'home'
- How old do you have to be?
- Going to the girls
- If I can't be quarterback, I won't play!
- Being Church
- Snowy Sunday II
- Snowy Sunday
- This could be disturbing....
- Growing up
- Not since I was 20
- Tuesday mornings
- Let's give Trump a break (did I write that???)
- Making Things
- I'd rather be just than popular...
- 4 Sentences to Wisdom
- Hoping against hope
- The big chill
- Let's go Mountaineers!
- What I did yesterday
- Lukie really is dying this time
- Picking Bela clean
- For once, Donald Trump was right
- What I really want
- Just when you thought it couldn't get crazier...
- With Friends like that....
- Epiphany is coming!!!
- The Feast of the Holy Innocents
- Waking up in a new year
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