For Wise Men (and Wise Women) Everywhere
...but especially in the U.S.
The star was like a glimmering, a pulsing…a throbbing, thought Caspar who had studied the medical arts. By the next night it had moved farther toward the West: We are being summoned to a far off land ”to pay homage” read Balthazar from an ancient text.
wik / bread …mau / mother…cmou /to bless.
As the men were released from their prison, Melchior’s soul was released from its earthly home. His companions used the last bit of myrrh to anoint his body and the last bit of frankincense to give thanks to God for his energy and wisdom. Then they placed a gold coin over his heart and on his lips and buried his body beneath the sands.
They realized that by keeping their gaze ever fixed upon the star, by remaining open hearted and steadfastugh weary, they had discovered a more urgent need and a better use for their abundant gifts.
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." (Lk 4: 18-19)