January 8, 2016

Postivity: Pope — Humanity seeks God, and the Magi show us where to find him

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Vatican City:

Jan 6, 2016 / 04:29 am

In a restless age when humanity fails to find the answer to its continuous searching, the Magi who go out looking for Christ only to find him in a humble stable in Bethlehem are a key example of where to turn, Pope Francis said.

“Like the Magi, countless people, in our own day, have a restless heart which continues to seek without finding sure answers,” the Pope said in his Jan. 6 homily for the Feast of the Epiphany. “They too are looking for a star to show them the path to Bethlehem.”

However, out of the many stars in the sky, the Magi “followed a new and different star, which for them shone all the more brightly.”

After gazing at and reading the stars for centuries, the Magi had finally found the light they were looking for, Francis said, noting that the star “changed them. It made them leave their daily concerns behind and set out immediately on a journey.”

“They listened to a voice deep within, which led them to follow that light. The star guided them, until they found the King of the Jews in a humble dwelling in Bethlehem.”

He said that the Magi, often referred to as the “Three Wise Men” or the “Three Kings” who brought Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, are “a living witness” to the fact that seeds of the truth can be found everywhere.

These Magi represent every man and woman throughout the world who are welcomed into God’s house, the Pope said, noting that before Jesus, “all divisions of race, language and culture disappear: in that Child, all humanity discovers its unity.” …

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