Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, as celebrated in the United States. The Feast is actually January 6, which is the 12th Day of Christmas. What a lovely way to celebrate the peace, love and joy of the Christmas season. Think how wonderful it would be to plan our Christmas parties during the 12 days.
Maybe if Christmas was extended 12 days, the consumerism and secularism might diminish. I am so dismayed that our society reaches a shopping frenzy and the success of the Holy Day is measured by whether or not you received the "perfect" gift. I am saddened that celebrating Christmas ignores the "Reason for the Season". Church seems to be an afterthought, even for many Christians. I pray for a society that returns to worshiping Jesus' nativity.
The Magi traveled to worship even though they were not even of the Jewish faith. They were Wise Men, indeed.