Today is the Feast of the Epiphany. At Church our pastor explained the meaning of the term:
- capitalized, it refers to the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi (three Kings)
- lower case, it is a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
For our purposes, I’m referring to the latter. Surely you’ve encountered situations that you could describe as “epiphanies.” Moments when all of a sudden something makes sense. This happens to me on a regular basis. And I often share these in this blog and/or our newsletter.
Epiphanies should be sought out, as they are ways for us to grow. To strive to make this a “year of epiphanies” is, I believe, a worthy objective. For me, I’d like every year to be one.
p.s., the definitions above, while consistent with what our priest stated, are actually from www.Dictionary.com.