I went on a road trip last December and while in San Antonio, Texas. We were blessed that it was the Archbishop who celebrated the mass on the Epiphany of Our Lord. The good Archbishop was kind enough to greet everyone at the entrance of the church after the mass and we were even blessed to be blessed by him there.
During his homily for the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord, he said, "Go take risks, and like the Magi follow the star and then when you arrive, arrive their adoring Jesus… Be humble, learn to unlearn, we still have a lot to learn, and like the magi learn to offer everything you have, unload it to the Lord and be open to learn more."
What a wonderful way to start the year with a challenge to take the risks and follow the star and upon knowing that it is the Lord, we arrive adoring Him. And if we are to maximize our journey, we have to be ready to unload in front of Jesus everything we have learned in order to learn more.
Lord Jesus, grant us the courage to follow the star. Amen.