Epiphany--the foreigners knew who the king was.
Epiphany--the sitting king knew his status was endangered.
As we read Matthew's story about the wise men's epiphany, we are prompted to think about our own. When did you catch on to who Jesus was? the place he had in your life and decisions? the place he ought to have? Are you comforted by the acceptance of Christ as king or, like Herod, discomfited?
T. S. Eliot wrote the poem The Journey of the Magi about his own journey toward faith.
Lectio Divina: Matthew 2:11-12