January 7, 2013
Wisdom by Starlight—Epiphany
Yesterday, many churches celebrated Epiphany, marking the 12th day after Christmas and the visit of the Wise Ones who followed a star to the newborn Jesus. In this reflection from her A Musing Amma blog for the Progressive Christian channel on Patheos, Elizabeth Nordquist shares what she calls “a template of questions by which to navigate the fresh, new days ahead.” Her list of questions, drawn from her meditation on the Bible passage describing the visit of the Magi, can prompt each of us to self-examination. The questions are gentle, loving, and full of wisdom, inspiring us to ponder ways we might seek and follow God’s light for our personal journeys as did the Wise Ones long ago. Elizabeth Nordquist is a Presbyterian pastor, teacher, writer, and spiritual director.