ANOTHER CATCH-UP! . The EPIPHANY and the story of the Magi reveals to us an interesting tension. The Jewish King Herod, the Pharisees and the Scribes all make no effort to make the Journey to Bethlehem where it is revealed that the Messiah has been born. Yet these foreign travellers from the East, not Jews themselves, travel afar to adore the new born king. This reminds me of something I read about just before Christmas – of all the restaurants and churches in Watford, a Lebanese restaurant, run by Muslims, opened it’s doors on Christmas Day and fed people for free believing that no-one should be alone at Christmas. It makes me question if I am more like the travelling Magi, or the religious elite? Do I make every effort to get to Jesus, or arrogantly wait for him to come to me? Let us pray that we would all be a bit more Wise-men-like as we say: Our Father…

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