The light has come. See how peoples of all nations in all ages are united in Jesus Christ.
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On this feast day of Mary the Mother of God, we follow a refugee family chosen to save the world.
On this feast of the Epiphany, we see how the Christ child fulfils the promise of salvation echoed throughout the Old Testament.
On this feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we see the hoped-for vision of Isaiah is realised in the Word made flesh.
Here we see how God speaks to Israel in order to speak to all nations. God ‘chooses’ everyone! He wills the salvation of all.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. What Isaiah dreamt of has become real for Paul.
Zephaniah invites us to choose God through seeking integrity and humility. The Divine call is inclusive of all and, therefore, universal.