Why the Priesthood of Christ Matters to Us (Fri. Jan. 7)

The Feast of the Nativity has come to an end.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks. The Wise Men have gone home “another way.”  The Holy Child has been saved from King Herod. He has grown up in Nazareth, and the Prophet and Forerunner John has baptized Him in the Jordan. Has our celebration of the incarnation of the Son of God any lasting effect on us?  Has our observance of His baptism meant anything to us?  Or are we resuming our daily routine with nothing but pleasant memories of yet another Christmas and another Theophany? Who is Jesus Christ to us?  He is known by various titles: Messiah, King, Shepherd, Master, Prophet, and Savior.  But in today’s reading…