A very warm welcome to all. The Feast of the Epiphany falls on the Wednesday of this week. Accordingly, two sets of notes are provided.
The Prologue of John is read again on the Second Sunday of Christmas. Because of the richness of the text, the notes on the Gospel are somewhat more ample than usual, running to three pages. This second opportunity to meditate on John 1:1-8 is especially welcome. Christmas can be a rush and the Prologue of John merits longer contemplation, being among the greatest pages of the New Testament. It is for the most part poetry and should be proclaimed as such.
The Epiphany illustrates God’s embrace of all humanity — complex, fractured, magnificent — in the Word made flesh. Such universality much surely speak to us today, aware as never before of being fellow passengers on space ship earth.
Second Sunday of Christmas