EPIPHANY

by Aubry Rose

Our Christian roots are so entrenched in modern society, that it is absolutely impossible to pretend that we are an authentic postreligious world, as much as relativistic angsty young adults would like to pretend.

I mean, just take a look at the commonly-used word ‘epiphany.’ What exactly is its definition? According to the dictionary, it means “a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something.”

Daaaang.

That’s absolutely beautiful, isn’t it? If we dissect the theological underpinnings behind it as a word signifying the Jan 6 feast day of the first manifestation of Christ into the world, where he is revealed to the Magi (kings of Herod) as a newborn babe, there is nothing but spiritual significance to one experiencing an epiphany. The entire basis of an epiphany is an insight into reality, and everytime the word is used is a reminder of its historical beginnings. I’m just not sure that the ever-present reality of Christ in this world can get more obvious than that.

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