We celebrated Epiphany this Sunday. Father pointed out that we don’t really know a whole lot about the Wise Men although there are traditions surrounding them. He went on to say that there are a lot of people in the Bible whose stories are incomplete. They’re important because they had an encounter with God but we don’t know precisely what happened next. Father suggested that this might be because God didn’t want to issue a prescription to be applied to every person without fail on how to live the Christian life. Yes, there are patterns which are repeated throughout the Bible but a lot is left up to the individual. And that’s the key – we are individuals with different relationships and experiences, character traits, intellect and personality. The important thing is that we encounter God for ourselves, not that we all do so in the same way.
January 4, 2010