Meditations of the Magi

Some say we three were wise,

some say we were magicians,

some say we were kings;

that we brought expensive gifts

of profound, or obscure symbolic significance.


Of such stories are myths made and faiths founded.

But this we know now,

travelling back by such a different route:

We have seen wisdom, magic, royalty.

We have been given wealth and gift beyond price.

For we have seen God,

swaddled,  helpless, hungry,

speechless, in the arms of a woman,

needing to be loved.

This is how the world is redeemed:

God calling out with the worldless cry of a newborn,