Today we celebrate Epiphany, a day rich in wonder and grace, a day we reflect upon the great wonder that Christ has come for ALL in this dark world.  And so i give you a few things to ponder this day.  I hope it is a blessing to you


“The night sky was still dim and pale. There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty forever beyond its reach.”

– J.R.R. Tolkien in The Return of the King


"If we Christians would join the Wise Men, we must close our eyes to all that glitters before the world and look rather on the despised and foolish things, help the poor, comfort the despised, and aid the neighbor in his need.”

– Martin Luther