The Journey of the Magi Today

by | Dec 31, 2015 | Spirituality

Magi among Cacti

‘A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the yearFor a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’ –T.S. Eliot, “The Journey of the Magi”  When the nights are at their longest, the Magi set out for Bethlehem with little more than a star and blind hope to guide them. They leave their palaces and set out into terra incognita, seeking a place and person that will transform their lives and their world. For us at Kino Border Initiative, this journey is easy to imagine. We offer warm meals and clean clothes to migrants who find themselves at the southern border of the US. In these migrants, we see people leaving behind their native land to seek a place that might transform their lives. In their hopes and their obstacles, we see kings walking. Each day from Christmas to Epiphany on our Instagram, we’ll share with you another place where we see the Magi in our daily life in Nogales.

We also want to know where you see the Magi. So, take a photo of the three kings traveling through those special places in your lives. You can post to Instagram with the hashtag #magimigratetokino and submit the photos to us with (or without) a brief reflection to us at [email protected]. As we walk toward their arrival at Bethlehem on Epiphany, we’ll share your submissions here on The Jesuit Post.


Perry Petrich, SJ   /   @ppetrich   /   All posts by Perry