Monday, January 7, 2013

Star Light, Star Bright, First Star I See Tonight

With the New Year, I decided to use January to get organized. Ya know, just take one room at a time and un-clutter. This past Sunday, as I opened my eyes at a little after 5 a.m., I noticed directly through my middle bedroom window a faint light shining in the sky. (No curtains...to do list for that room) I thought maybe it was an airplane so I stared a minute and the dot got brighter and I could see clearly that it was a star. A bright star. So, I naturally recited, "Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, I wish I may I wish I might have the wish I wish tonight." And so, I made a wish about organizing my life, both physically and spiritually, to better serve. Little did I realize that the star shining brightly through my window Sunday morning, the morning of the Epiphany, the morning that the Kings were led to the Newborn Baby, was going to be the entire topic of the Homily at Mass.
Ya see, Father spoke about that star. Father spoke about the importance of each of us finding that very star within ourselves that shines bright and that leads others to that same Newborn baby, Jesus Christ. Father spoke about all of us being made in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ and all of us having a purpose that when once discovered and used in the way that makes a difference, shines through so that others want to join in the journey. That star that seemed so dim at first, that I could have easily mistaken for a plane, that called me to recite a child's rhyme, is the light leading us to the King of Kings, the One who saves, the One who can make a difference both physically and spiritually, who can un-clutter all that holds us back from serving others and in turn, that holds us back from Him. He is that light that burns in each one of us and when we discover Him, when we follow Him, we in turn can be a light for others.

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