Years ago there were several men who travelled a great distance to the town of Bethlehem. They followed a star to the powerlessness of God lying in a manger. The star beams shed their light manifesting the Divine Presence in the midst of daily life. We call such a moment an Epiphany! Macrina Wiederkehr describes it this way…
Creator of the Stars, God of Epiphanies, You are the Great Star
You have marked my path with light, You have filled my sky with stars
naming each star, guiding it
until it shines into my heart
awakening me to deeper seeing
new revelations, and brighter epiphanies.
O Infinite Star Giver, I now ask for wisdom and courage
to follow these stars
for their names are many
and my heart is fearful.
They shine on me wherever I go
the Star of Hope, the S6tar of Mercy and Compassion
the Star of Justice and Peace,
the Star of Tenderness and Love
the Star of Suffering, The star of Joy
And every time I feel the shine
I am called to follow it
to sing it, to live it
all the way to the cross and beyond.