From Fr. Tom,
The Epiphany of the Lord is the manifestation of Jesus Christ as the greatest gift of salvation for the ENTIRE world. Not just for Christians, but for everyone, even the unbelievers and those of other “world views.” Everyone is equal in God’s eyes, after all He created them. That is really tough for us to practice, isn’t it? With all the “hate crimes” and evil going on in the world, we might be tempted to just give up and run back to our little hole in the ground and say the heck with trying to bring about goodness. The wise men followed a star to find their way to Jesus. What star do we need to follow in order to bring some peace to the world? God is counting on us.