The REAL Christmas Characters: The Magi
The Infancy Narratives in the gospels of Mathew and Luke are filled with rich symbolism. The Evangelists were Christians of the first century whose lives were dramatically changed after the death and resurrection of Jesus. It was their deep faith in Jesus and their concrete experience of the Christian community that informed the theology that permeates the Christmas story.
We tend to create communities with conditions: who’s in and who’s out is based on whether a person looks, thinks or believes like we do. So why would the magi, foreigners who didn’t believe in the God of Israel, be so