“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?
We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
Take a look at King Herod. He shakes and quakes with fear and anger that the newborn king might take his place someday! Great evil is at work in Herod’s plans to kill all the children two years old and younger.
As we so often do, feel the contrasts in the story and the motives that drive people. Notice the searching, open energy of the Wise Men—the stiffness of Herod. The Magi’s “star-trek”—will you be like them as you search for God all the days of our life?
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
The star leading to Jesus v. 2
For more information about this creative way to pray,
see Bible Breaths.
This is Epiphany Week
Winter in the north. Year C
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…