“ In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,” – Matthew 2:1.
We don’t know anything about these wise men apart from the fact that they came from the east and they were “wise”. They were almost certainly gentiles, possibly priests of another religion, skilled in astronomy and the interpretation of ‘signs in the sky’. Most significant is coming from the east – that is the direction from which the sun rises, the direction from which new light comes.
How open are you to the idea that God’s revelation and truth can come from outside the Christian faith? How open are you to hearing and seeing God through non-Christians?
Lord, open my eyes to see you in those around me,
open my ears to hear your word whoever speaks it,
open my heart to accept your love through whatever medium.
Find out about another religion; about their understanding of God and their rule of life.
The Reverend Chris Luckraft, Partner Priest