Have You Seen the Star?by Pope Francis
The Magi saw a star. This is where their journey and ours starts. But why, we might ask, did the Magi alone see the star?
Perhaps because few people raised their eyes to heaven. We often make do with looking at the ground: it’s enough to have our health, a little money, and a bit of entertainment. I wonder if we still know how to look up at the sky.
Do we know how to dream, to long for God, to expect the newness he brings, or do we let ourselves be swept along by life, like dry branches before the wind?