I've often said that the classic picture of the magi (usually three), walking across the deserts sands at nighttime, following the star of Bethlehem, is one of my favorite images of the Christian Faith. It speaks to something in me, deep down. That yearning, that knowing that for all the bells and whistles that the world rings out, there is something beyond that they miss. There is something beyond it all that every human being is seeking.
I pray those of us who claim faith in the one at the end of that journey will keep our hearts on the prize, and that somehow the rest of the world will begin to look to that which we have found. May we be worthy of the call to help guide them to what we say is the most important discovery one can make in this brief lifetime.