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The Epiphany of the Lord (C)

The Magi’s search for truth and meaning. MATTHEW 2:1–12

It is characteristic of the human heart to search, and to seek after the great mystery of God. Every heart ponders, though in different ways and to different degrees, the meaning and purpose of life. Our hearts long for truth. Only when truth is possessed does the heart find rest.

The journey of the Wise Men (the Magi) in today’s Gospel is in a real sense the journey of this search for truth and meaning. Everything in life has an end which fulfils its existence: all things must make a ‘journey’ towards fulfilment.

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