Christ's birth was a "cosmic revolution," Pope says at Epiphany Mass
Vatican, Jan. 6, 2009 (CWNews.com) - Jesus is "the center of the universe and history," Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) said in his homily as he celebrated Mass for the feast of the Epiphany, which is observed in Rome on the traditional date, January 6.
Recalling the voyage of the Magi to see the Christ Child, the Pope said that the star which guided the wise men to Bethlehem was a signal of a "cosmic revolution" that took place with the birth of the Son of God. Pagans looked to the sky for omens, believing that their fates were influenced by the blind movements of the heavens, the Pope observed. But with the Incarnation of Christ, the faithful came to realize that the universe is controlled not by anonymous forces but by a loving personal God. Read the rest here.