2018-01-07 00:04:54 UTC
The Magi set out because of a deep desire which prompted them to leave
everything behind and begin a journey. It was as though they had always been
waiting for that "star". (Pope Benedict XVI) Our response to the Father's
offer of salvation is that of the Magi: "to offer gold is to proclaim Christ's
kingship, to offer incense is to adore his Godhead, and to offer myrrh is to
acknowledge his mortality. (St. Odilo of Cluny). Creation responds as well:
"When the king of heaven was born, the heavens knew he was God because they
immediately sent forth a star; the sea knew him because it allowed him to walk
upon it; the earth knew him because it trembled when he died; the sun knew him
because it hid the rays of it's light". (St Gregory the Great). The
manifestation of the Son of God to the world begs belief from us, by which we
will be led home by another way.
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The Purpose of scripture is not to inform,
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