Sunday, December 27, 2020

The three French hens are late...

 Happy third day of Christmas!

Christmas is a season, not a day.

The twelve days of Christmas take us to the Feast of the Epiphany and the Epiphany season.

Epiphany celebrates the arrival of the Magi with gifts for Jesus. They weren't there on Christmas Day, no matter what your nativity scene tells you.

In fact, Jesus was almost two before the Magi found him because they had been following the star for two years.

This is all lore, not fact.

Actually they didn't get their names--Caspar, Melichior, Balthazar--until centuries later.

And we can't know where exactly they were supposed to have come from.

But it's a great story!

(all opinions here are mine and mine alone)

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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.