Epiphony – Revelation
Human Desire to seek God is Natural because all humans are created in a Human Conscious which always draws a person towards God. When we say Human , they can be anybody , so God’s Spirit is constant and Spontaneous for those desire God.
Jesus is Love and truth, those who seek love and truth despite of their religion, Caste, Colour, language, class , status , sinfulness , Nationality , God reveals them a Bright star of common truth in their own beliefe and leads them to Jesus.
The Spirit of truth transform these people in the Name of the Father , Son and the Holyspirit and inspire them to live the Beatitudes of Jesus. These people are under cover Christians on this Earth. They do the Will of God without knowing the Historical Jesus and his written teachings but inspired by the Spirit of Truth , Jesus himself.
This is the reason we can not understand God’s ways of Salvation. Jesus died for the Whole World. Jesus infact did not form a Church but the followers of Christ identified themselves as Christians. This identification was followed by only those people who listened to the preaching or life of Jesus. But Jesus did not reveal to people who could only see and listen but even to deaf, dumb and mentaly challenged people as well. God reveals himself first and foremost in the Human Concience, which every human listen according their own will and understanding.
The Epiphony or story of three Wisemen was not a chance or coincident. Holyspirit inspired the Gospel writers to tell the story to the whole World that Jesus is not only the God of Jews or Christians but of the whole World.
The feast motivates us to seek, believe and Worship our Lord. Jesus’s Universal Kingship manifested on this feast of Epiphony through the Kingly gifts of Gold, Incence and Myrh.
The Epiphony is giving us a message to Enhance or Elevate the Ecumanical and inter religious Common truths and goodness. Moreover the result of the Christian living has been answered through the Beattitudes of Jesus.
We must enhance the Common truth and goodness of other beliefes and deminish the darkness of Evil in the Common good of the Whole World.
St.Paul understands this truth and receives a great Revelation and lives and eats with the Pagans like pagans and does not condemn their superstitious believes but uplifts the goodness in them and introduces the source of that goodness Jesus Christ.Jesus did not condemn anybody but loved them in God’s love.
We see many Christian missionaries working in the tribal areas do the same . They have adopted their Cultures and traditions as part of the Church and given a new meaning and name through Jesus.
For Example , there us culture among on of the Non Religious Community , the bride wears a Black Beads Neck lace to bind in the marriage, just like Western Culture of exchanging rings, when they were converted to Christianity the church kept the tradition as it is but added a Cross on the Necklace. To be very frank the tradition of wearing a black beads Necklace is superstitious. The meaning is to protect the bride from the Evil lustful Eyes of other men. The beliefe is black colour protects the bride from Evil. There is a mythology behind these practices. Jesus Creator of Heaven, Earth , Man and even Evil and has power to deminish the darkness. When Jesus gives new name and memaning to the same Old Evil name and meaning , the whole purpose changes in to God’s purpose.
Our Evangelusation must focus on love and not hatred, Mother Theresa did not evangelise to Baptise people but converted them in to people of love, truth and self dignity. Mother Theresa Care Homes have Worship places for all religions but we see all the people are crowded in the Chapel of Mother Theresa and many of them want to be Baptised through their transforming Experience of God’s love in the Human form. Divine Retreat Centres all over the World have people serving as Volunteers of all faith with Jesus experience in their life or some of them are just want to understand the meaning of their life.We need these kind of Evangelization Centres more and more, where Jesus is proclaimed as he is to the World in love and truth.