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epiphany

A River of Stones, aros, Christianity, Poetry, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
was it the shepherds? the magi? or ancient simeon? or is it every time we love our neighbor? becoming epiphany. ~Terri Stewart January, 2011 A Small Stone Today, January 6, is the day the Christian (protestant) calendar marks as epiphany.  Epiphany is from the Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, meaning appearance or manifestation.  Unless we, in the Christian tradition, make Christ live through a continuous manifestation of love, celebrating epiphany is empty.  So go forth and manifest! 

gold, frankincense, myrrh

A River of Stones, aros, Epiphany, Poetry, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality
Gold, frankincense, myrrh. WMD, Armani, personal chef. ~Terri Stewart January, 2011 A Small Stone This is not a commentary on Jesus, it is a commentary on what we, and the magi, think a leader/teacher/prophet needs.  The magi brought worldly things to this baby who did not need worldly things.  It is as if they brought what they would want.  Isn't that what always happens?  What we say and do almost always says more about us than it says about you, or whomever.  I began wondering, putting myself in the body or mind of a present-day king/leader, what would I want?  First, if I were many crazy dictators, I want nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction.  Second, these folks seem to almost all be men dressed in expensive suits.  Third, and this was the most difficult thought, I want...