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Dates for Class
Readings and Prompt for Discussion
Please feel free to read the passage ahead of time. However, no preparation is required. Just show up!
The Magi follow a secret sign — a light over Bethlehem — to discover a holy light glowing within a simple stable. Epiphany is a time God’s light is revealed to us and a time when our own inner light of understanding is revealed. The Irish writer James Joyce heightened the meaning of the word ‘epiphany’ as a literary device. His character Stephen Daedalus defines epiphany as “a sudden spiritual manifestation” or heightened moments of perception. A question we can ask during Epiphanytide is, “When have we had experiences such as the Magi’s or as described by Joyce?”
During class we will read aloud the passage once: Where do you see God’s light revealed in these readings?
We will read the passage a second time: Where is a light sparked within you? How does this passage, read in the darkness of uncertain times, open you to God? What inner light of understanding is revealed?