The Magi Reach Their Destination

by | Jan 10, 2016 | Spirituality

¡Lograron! Braving this difficult time of year, the Magi made it to the manger. What better way to celebrate than a meal with the migrants awaiting their arrival. We hope that your own star-guided journey-to-the-Lord was equally beautiful.  

Before we bid adieu from Nogales, we want to share with you our favorite Magi-sighting from elsewhere. In this photo, our friend Joanne McPortland captures the contradiction of Christmas. Amid the joy of Jesus’s coming, we are reminded of the sin and suffering that draws the compassionate Lord to come to Earth in the first place. Or, as McPortland’s picture shows, without the evil of the Abominable Snowman, there can be no star of Bethlehem. (Don’t believe the Abominable Snowman from 1964’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is evil? Look below and think again.) Here’s that champion photo:


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