Date: January 5, 2020
This week we hear a familiar passage from Matthew’s gospel about three travellers. What compelled them to take this journey following a star? A journey that must have been difficult from beginning to end.
They travel to see royalty and are led to kneel before a baby born of poor parents in an out of the way place. They must have had questions for themselves and what this meant for the rest of the world.
What stirred in their hearts to compel them to risk so much? What deep yearning for something other than what they had known led them to travel so far? What sign in the sky, would make us go that deep, that far, to discover its meaning for us?