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Pope: Humanity Seeks God, and the Magi Show Us Where to Find Him (315)

Pope Francis said, just like the Magi, we all are challenged ‘to go to Bethlehem, to find the Child and his Mother. Let us follow the light which God offers us!’

01/06/2016 Comment
CNA/Bohumil Petrik

Pope Francis celebrates New Year’s Day Mass for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God on Jan. 1.

– CNA/Bohumil Petrik

VATICAN CITY — In a restless age when humanity fails to find the answer to their continuous searching, the Magi who go out looking for Christ only to find him in a humble stable in Bethlehem are a key example of where to turn, Pope Francis has said.

“Like the Magi, countless people, in our own day, have a restless heart which continues to seek without finding sure answers,” the Pope said in his Jan. 6 homily for the Feast of the Epiphany. “They too are looking for a star to show them the path to Bethlehem.”

However, out of the many stars in the sky, the Magi “followed a new and different star, which for them shone all the more brightly.”

After gazing at and reading the stars for centuries, the Magi had finally found the light they were looking for, Francis said, noting that the star “changed them. It made them leave their daily concerns behind and set out immediately on a journey.”

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