December 29, 2020 Magi Matt 2:10-11
They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
(Matthew never tells us how many Magi there were, only what gifts they brought)
What drew them across the unknown lands
From distant places
From foreign cities
To a strange country?
What urged them to travel onward
On swaying camels
On unmarked paths
In desert’s nighttime?
Where did they meet each other
These seeking sages
Who read the sky?
Did they share their stories
Of whispered urging
Of quiet longing
Inside their hearts?
Do we dare seek what they sought
To share longings
To search continually Are we so wise?