‘And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.’ (Matthew 2:12)
The Magi, following the star of Bethlehem, found the Lord. The Lord reveals himself to the ‘wise’. He is constantly revealing himself to both the ‘wise’ and the ‘simple’ – to everyone. But what do we do after we see the Lord? What is our path after we have an encounter with the Lord?
If we are true to the Lord, then we too go ‘another way’. How can we not? Like the Magi’s adoration of the Kings of kings show us; if we allow the Lord to enter our lives; what we hold important changes; our lives are different. Indeed, our lives are not our own anymore, for Christ lives in us. ‘yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me’ (Galations 2:20). This is a very difficult task for us since we have been raised to view success through the eyes of competition. But the Lord calls us to a new competition, the challenge of love.