epiphany

Thomas Lefebvre Grand Central

When the Magi arrived in Bethlehem, what did they see? A refugee couple with their infant boy – hardly an impressive sight.

Which is more of a miracle: that the wise men found Jesus, Mary and Joseph, or that they were able to recognize this newborn as the fulfillment of their quest?

Epiphany
noun   |   epiph·a·ny    |   \i-ˈpi-fə-nē\
:  an appearance or manifestation especially of a divine being

Excerpts from “epiphany” at Merriam-Webster.com

What was hidden is now revealed (although it is still hidden). How very much like ordinary conversations with friends, acquaintances, and family! Even when we attempt to be as open and sincere, our words and gestures conceal as much as they reveal.

God takes on flesh in Jesus Christ in order to reveal the Father’s love for all creation. He longs for our response. He wants to enter into conversation with each and every one of us – and all of us together. Epiphany continues as each baptized person bears witness by word and deed to the presence of God in their life.

Which is more of a miracle? That I recognize Jesus in the people around me, or that they recognize him in me?


Photo credit: Thomas Lefebvre

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introductions

Hello I’m Sean.

@srseanm on WordPress, Twitter, and Instagram.

I’m a member of the North American province of the Daughters of St. Paul, a group of religious sisters who work with the media. On various social media sites my sisters and I use the hashtag #MediaNun. (So I’m a bit cheeky in swiping that phrase for my blog address.)

My mission-field right now is in the heart of the city – New York City to be exact. I’m the local superior of our convent here, and I work in our Pauline Book and Media book store in midtown. It’s an adventure!

Why this blog?

The Good News is just that—good news. God’s grand story of salvation makes a difference in life. In a sense, the experience of faith is a conversation we have with God and about God. And like all good conversations, it often takes place in the context of a meal. So here’s to good news, good food, and good conversation!