The visit of the Magi reminds us that Jesus came into the world for all people. Fr. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on how we can live this out by showing love to all. Based on the readings for Sunday, January 8, 2023.
Jesus was all for one and one for all!
Hi, I’m Fr. Brian Strassburger, and this is my One-Minute Homily.
Okay, so Jesus wasn’t a Musketeer. But today’s feast of the Epiphany does remind us that Jesus embraces their motto of being one for all.
You see, Jesus didn’t just come for the people of Israel. From the moment of his birth, we learn that people from all nations would come to praise God, beginning with the magi who came to bring him gifts.
Jesus came to love and save all people. How can we embrace this message of the Epiphany?
We could start by considering whether we extend our own Christian love to all people. Like people from other countries and cultures. Or migrants at our border. Or even people from different political parties.
Jesus didn’t come into this world just to love the people that he likes. He came for all. So let’s be challenged to follow his example and extend Christian love to all people.