January 3, 2015

In Charles Dicken’s classic book, “A Christmas Carol,” Jacob Marley laments how he lived by stating: “At this time of the rolling year, I suffer most. Why did I walk through crowds of fellow-beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode! Were there no poor homes to which its light would have conducted me!”  During this Holy Season of Christmas, when our hearts are filled with JOY and the Christmas spirit, may we model our lives on that of the Three Magi, who followed the invitation of God, to seek the new-born King of Kings.  Archbishop Fulton Sheen wrote of those who found Jesus, the Three Magi and the Shepherds, “There were only two classes of men who heard the cry that night: Shepherds and Wise Men. Shepherds: those who know they know nothing. Wise Men: those who know they do not know everything.  From that day to this there have been only two classes of men who have found Christ. Only the simple and only the wise find Christ because both are humble.”