Epiphany is the season of light, and in the tradition it serves as a pre-catechism season, with several of our readings focused on the call of God in Christ. This can sound either distant and otherworldly or difficult in lives like ours. So here is what I want you to hear: “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Jesus said that. So how can it feel so hard? Well, like everything in life that matters, you have to do it. But there is nothing hard here. Just hush. Spend some time drawing inward and listen for the silence where God speaks so gently.
Turn off the noise you control and be still. The Psalmist tells us that God said, “Be still and know that I am God.” And, many of us realize that when we want to know God, the place to begin is not far off in a holy place, but here and now making this place holy by our attention.
So be still and quiet and praise God for the light of Epiphany gleaming off the wet mountains across the street and colored purple and pink over the busy city.
Be quiet and hear. Be still and know.