On the flight home from a retreat with the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Alma, Michigan, Fr. Steven Voss, our pastor, remembered their exuberant joy and tremendous talents. Each sister possessed a PhD in her chosen field and the nuns’ happiness was infectious. Their gifts seemed to herald the coming Feast of the Epiphany and mirror the Three Wise Men’s gifts to the newborn Christ. Each magi carried something unique to himself and his worldly background, a gift that prophesied who Christ would be and identified Him to the world. Though tempted by King Herod, who wanted to destroy the Messiah and His truth and light, the magi refused to reveal where the baby Jesus was. With “perfect harmony of intellect and will” the Three Wise Men instead used their gifts in fulfillment of their true destiny. “The magi really represent the modern American trying to search out and find Jesus Christ,” says Fr. Steven. “They speak to our hearts when we take them apart and look at them bit by bit, detail by detail.” Learn how the Three Wise Men can help you find joy and fulfillment. Click on the video above or this link to listen to Fr. Steven’s full homily, January 4, 2015.