For Epiphany Sunday, we hear the marvelous story from the Gospel of Matthew in which the Magi journey to see the Christ child. This scene has beguiled artists, poets, and preachers for centuries. But we can distill five profound spiritual lessons—about being attentive, taking action, facing opposition, giving Christ what is best in us, and being transformed into new creations—from this perhaps overly familiar story.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm – Psalm 72:1-13
Reading 2 – Ephesians 3:2-6
Gospel – Matthew 2:1-12