Thought of the Day January 6, 2016

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“If the Magi had come in search of an earthly King, they would have been disconcerted at finding that they had taken the trouble to come such a long way for nothing. Consequently they would have neither adored nor offered gifts. But since they sought a heavenly King, though they found in Him no signs of royal pre-eminence, yet, content with the testimony of the star alone, they adored: for they saw a man, and they acknowledged a God.” (St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) Sometimes we take for granted the grace of faith. Yet, it is this grace that enable the Magi to see with human eyes a new born baby, but with the eyes of faith, the God-Man. With human eyes we see a piece of bread, but with the eyes of faith we receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. We receive this grace at each Eucharist.

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