“In Mary and Joseph and this group of Magi we see a common denominator which allows them to live with courage and generosity. It’s being willing to be led by God’s light. They listen to God’s message. They watch for God’s sign. They live as people who who are not alone, but who have been named and claimed for God’s purpose, not merely for themselves.”

The Rev. Canon Martha Tatarnic is rector of St. George’s Anglican Church, Saint Catharines, Ontario.