Encountering the magi, these mystical figures from the East, I ask. How do you approach those of other faith? Do you hope to prove them wrong? Do you come with fear? Or do you come, like the magi approached the baby Jesus? Can you encounter another faith with a sense of adventure?
What makes a man (or a woman) wise? Wisdom, at least for the magi, comes from listening deeply, staying open to spiritual surprises, and accepting changes to the plan.
What star do you follow? What road do you walk? The story of the three wise men that we have today from Matthew, is strange. Three nameless travelers follow a star to kneel before the child Jesus. There is no way around the strangeness. We variously have called these characters “the wise men,” or the... Continue Reading →