Feast of the Epiphany
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.”
A bright star guided the three kings to the place where Jesus was born. The kings were very happy to see the new baby and they gave him gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh. On this Epiphany day, we are thankful for the gift God gave us, his Son, Jesus. We are also thankful for the gifts we received and were able to give to others this Christmas. We ask that in the days ahead, we remember others and continue the spirit of giving all year long, and in particular the spirit of giving in our care for the earth and for the poor. Amen.
(Adapted, Epiphany Resources for Families, ACE Notre Dame University)