Friday, January 6, 2012


Friday 6th January 2012
Star in the East
(remembering that the flowers are at the east end of the church drawing the eye to the altar)
We had the traditional reading at the Epiphany service where the Wise Men ("Magi" in the original) say "We have seen his star in the east and have come to worship him".
     For a non Jewish congregation there is a realisation that the birth of Jesus (the Messiah or, in Greeek, the "Christ") is for us too, not just for the local people represented by the shepherds at Bethlehem.   At Epiphany we celebrate the further event when the Good News of God's love for everyone as shown in the life of Jesus spreads further afield and draws the Wise Men to follow the star to Bethlehem.

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