Sunday, January 07, 2007
And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and 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.
We have the first mention of Adoration in today's reading by the three wise men. They were the first to have prostrated themselves at the feet of Jesus. They were the first to honor Him and offer Him gifts to signify a king.
They followed a bright star that led them to a revelation. A child who would be king of hearts and souls. The wise men gave us a beginning in Adoration, and we continue this to this day.
What treasures do we have to lay at Jesus feet when we prostrate ourselves. We have love we can give him. One that I'm sure he is very happy to receive from us. Unlike the wise men who honored him with wealth, we can honor him with gifts if faithfulness, love, purity of heart, and so much more. These may not be material in wealth but they are the wealth of our beings. It is a treasure fit for a king.