Sunday Reflection – 5 January – The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
“At Christmas He was born a man, today He is reborn sacramentally.
Then He was born from the Virgin, today He is born in mystery.
When He was born a man, His mother Mary held Him close to her heart, when He is born in mystery, God the Father embraces Him with His voice when He says: This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased, listen to Him.
The mother caresses the tender baby on her lap, the Father serves His Son by His loving testimony.
The mother holds the child for the Magi to adore, the Father reveals that His Son is to be worshipped by all the nations.”
St Maximus Of Turin (380 to 465)
Bishop of Turin, Theologian