January 7

Reflection

Epiphanies tend to be private events. Most of us keep our personal experiences of the Holy to ourselves. They are rare and perhaps only come once in our lifetime. They are impossible to communicate fully and they usually flow out of the journey of our lives. If we are attentive to them, we may find ourselves traveling in another direction and finding a new place.

Prayer

May I continue on my journey of discovery and transformation.

Action

How can I translate my personal epiphanies into my daily life?

Suggested Reading

On entering the house
they saw the child with Mary his mother.
They prostrated themselves and did him homage.
Then they opened their treasures
and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod,
they departed for their country by another way.
Matthew 2:1-12

Then you shall be radiant at what you see, your heart shall throb and overflow.
Psalm 72:10-13

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don’t create your mission in life – you detect it.
Viktor Frankl

Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.
Natalie Goldberg

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.
Marianne Williamson

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
Winston Churchill

A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Unknown

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