The adoration of the Magi is an important part of the Nativity story in salvation history. Those who come from afar represent the part of each of us that is somewhat far away from God.

Jesus comes into history to save by serving. Every Christian is challenged to imitate the servile nature of Jesus in the quest to grow closer to God. God is never far from any of us.

O gracious God, may I be close to Jesus today. May I be deepened in my love for the foreign parts of myself and those who are different from me.