Today’s Gospel uses the word homage many times and
yet it is not a word or concept we use very often in current
time. What does “to pay homage” mean to you?
To whom would you pay homage and how would you
choose to do this? In our lives we each have a guiding
light (person, concept, idea, goal) that helps us move
forward. Be conscious of what star you have chosen to
follow and if it is not worthy of being paid homage to,
search diligently for a more affirming star. Another
word, “prostrated” is used even less often and is rich
in meaning. The wise ones prostrated themselves before
Jesus and his parents. Their journey satisfied,
they laid their lives before the Holy One. Kneeling is
but one prayer posture to submit ourselves humbly to God.