Tumbling in the Sand
The texts for Epiphany, January 6, 2011: Isaiah 60: 1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
… I’ve always found the magi such a mysterious group of people
these guys show up from the east
by the guiding of the star
and make their presence known
and then disappear into the mists from which they emerged.
Of course, “the east” has it’s own level of mystery
a world of incredibly diverse religions
with temples and holy sites around every turn
Ancient statues and shrines standing today
that would have been old when the
magi walked by them thousands of years ago…
there is something about it all that is kind of magical …
Journey of the Magi by T.S. Elliot, the poem used at the beginning of this sermon is available here: The Poetry Archive: Journey of the Magi You can actually listen to the poet himself read it.