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The Epiphany of the Lord

Monday, 7 January, 2019
Matthew 2: 1-12

“One aspect of the light which guides us on the journey of faith is holy ‘cunning.’ This holy ‘cunning’ is also a virtue. It consists of a spiritual shrewdness which enables us to recognize danger and avoid it. The Magi used this light of ‘cunning’ when, on the way back, they decided not to pass by the gloomy palace of Herod but to take another route. These wise men from the East teach us how not to fall into the snares of darkness and how to defend ourselves from the shadows which seek to envelop our life.” — Pope Francis

For prayer: 

Reflection: On a scale of 1(nonexistent) to 10 (exceptional), how would you rate your ability to recognize dangers to your spiritual well-being? What do you do to avoid or defend yourself from darkness or shadows that might hide the light of Christ you want to follow?