The Epiphany of the Lord
On the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, we are presented with two kinds of leaders: one who doesn’t need nor want God in his kingdom, and on the opposite side we have those three kings who traveled a long distance to welcome and give honor to God. They knew that they needed God’s help and blessing to successfully serve their people as their kings and leaders. Today is no different. We do have those leaders who proudly admit that don’t need God, and we also have those who humbly ask God for His blessings. Three kings, three magi from the gospel reading today represent those humble leaders that can admit that without welcoming God they are not able wisely and successfully to lead and protect their people. On the feast of the Epiphany, we need to ask God for good and humble leaders in our places of work, communities, cities, in our countries, and even in our Church. Satan wants us to become proud and greedy just like king Herod.