Sunday Gospel reflections: A mystery still
The Epiphany of the Lord
The mystery … has now been revealed. (Ephesians 3:3, 5)
Here’s the “mystery”: God was revealed to a particular people — the Jewish people — but all along, God intended to to be revealed eventually to everyone. For a long time this plan was a secret, since God told the Jews about it only in an obscure way. Now that Jesus has come, the secret is out.
Yet God’s plan remains a mystery. For what about God isn’t a mystery? Think of how God is reigning over creation, being revealed in our hearts, sharing love and joy with us. All, all deep mysteries. And God doesn’t become less mysterious the more God is revealed.
It is a common experience that the more people know God, the less they feel they understand God. When I was in my 20s, I understood some things about God. Now that I’m in my 60s, I’m amazed at how much I thought I understood back then.
Sunday’s feast of God being revealed in Jesus Christ is something for us to celebrate with thankfulness — and also with awe.
— Kevin Perrotta
Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13
Ephesians 3:2-3A, 5-6