Rev. Michael Durst
~ Matthew 2:1-12 ~
Today’s Gospel reading about the magi, the wise men who journey from the east to present gifts to the infant Jesus, tends to evoke in us warm Christmas-card images: images of a hushed group of richly dressed admirers, suffused by radiant light, paying homage to a beautiful and serene baby. The scene is one of infinite promise, of hope for the transformation of the world as the infant Jesus grows into adulthood.