Reaching for the Star
January 19, 2022
Before we leave the wonder of Christmas behind us for another year, I’d like us to think one more time about the Wise Men who followed the star to the Christ-child.
An early leader of the Christian church, Pope Leo the Great, once wrote this, “A star with new brilliance appeared to wise men from the east that was brighter and more beautiful than others, attracting the eyes and hearts of those looking on.
The determination of the Magi to follow the lead of this heavenly light expressed a willingness to be led by the splendor of grace to knowledge of the truth.
In this way, they...