The right one

         There, ahead of them, went the star
          that they had seen at its rising,
          until it stopped over the place where the child was.
                              —Matthew 2.9

Of course a star doesn’t stop over one place.
What if they’d been off by one house?
They would have entered, and knelt down,
and paid honor to some other child.
They would have seen the divine,
revealed to them by the Spirit.
And, I tell you, the child
would have grown up to become the Messiah.

Kneel and honor whoever you meet,
and go home by your own way.
You will both be blessed.
Trust God to make of them, and of you,
what God will.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

January 4, 2021

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