Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Feast of Epiphany

Finally! Those very wise Gentile priests from the East
have arrived to bring their gifts to this newborn king!

"The magi who traveled long and hard to worship Jesus with extravagant gifts remind us that He is not only the King of the Jews; he's the King of all nations and peoples. In contrast to our propensity to privilege one ethnicity or people (usually "mine") over another, to view one's own people as exceptional to God and others as at best unexceptional, and to exclude other people who are different (usually "yours"), the pagans from Persia show that God welcomes the worship and the gifts of all people everywhere."  (excerpt from a reflection written by Dan Clendenin)

I'd love to know the artist for this rendition of the Magi.  Anyone know?


Vicki said...

I like this--thumbs up.

Jan said...

I love that image!