Grace and Peace to you.
Child, come to me.
Leave your tower and draw near.
Seek me, and I will disclose myself to you.
My stars that led magi watch over you.
Stars of night sing of beauty.
Stars hidden in daylight continue to pray for you.
Beloved, my light shines not from afar
but from within.
Close your eyes and see.
It hides in your darkness,
the trustworthy luminosity
of the unknown, the unseen.
My radiance bless the dark;
my presence dawn in your night;
my love glow in your eyes.
I wait in the shadows,
I long for you, among the poor,
in your doubts, in your deaths.
Once I revealed myself to the world;
now I reveal the world to you,
that you may reveal me in yourself.
This be your Epiphany: that I dwell here,
yes, here. Open your eyes and see
the child smiling in his mother’s lap,
the star gleaming in the world,
the treasures laid at your feet,
the rose unfolding in your heart.
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