Monday, January 7, 2008

On the Epiphany

The story of the wisemen captures our imagination for many different reasons. The end of the story is most fascinating. We are told that the wisemen went home another way. They did it to avoid Herod. I always wonder about that other route home. Was it quicker? It seems like a longer detour. The story is saying that once you have really experienced Jesus, you can't go back to the old way of life. The encounter with Christ must bring about a turn. Changing one's life changes the way one takes.

Happy New Year!

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