Sunday, January 4, 2015


The Magi are symbol of the journey we are all on; a journey that takes us not far from home but back home to God. The journey involves no distance and no duration. The beginning and the end are here and now: God is truly with us.

A joy and relief at long last to adore, 
to have discovered at last the goal of all our longing.
to bow down and worship One whose innocence 
is full of promise and peace, 
the Child whose presence is all we desire. 
Let us give Him gladly all that we are, 
all that we treasure, even all that we dread.

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Adoration of the Magi, etching, (from Scherzi di Fantasia), 1740.     Meditation begins with words of Abbot Damian at this morning's Eucharist.