In Hispanic cultures around the world, children leave their shoes out with some hay, and receive their gifts from the Reyes Magos on this twelfth night, which reflects back upon the wise and wealthy visitors who brought rich gifts to baby Jesus and recognized His royalty. So put your shoes by the door, and see what surprises await you!
May the light of this night, and the special baby born to be the King of Kings, rule in your heart and bring you peace. I pray that 2009 will be a year of growing faith, and may all our individual and collective endeavors, be they linguistic, nutritional, spiritual, familial, literary, financial, musical, or otherwise, bring each of us closer to God.
En la paz de Cristo,