Editor’s note: Over the course of this week, in celebration of Epiphany, we will be publishing a series of poems by Bishop Graham Kings, originally included in Andrew Wheeler’s Desire of Nations: The Magi, their Journey and the Child (2015).

 

 

 

 

 

Terror unleashed

Outwitted, outmanoeuvred,

Herod unleashes terror.

Revenge, outraged, ventures out,

Unresisted, unrestrained.

Many are slaughtered to slay the One:

The One survives to save the many.

Bishop Graham Kings‘s other post may be found here. The featured image is a 16th century stained glass at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. 

About The Author

The Rt. Rev. Graham Kings (@GrahamRKings) is Honorary Assistant Bishop of Southwark, parish priest at St. Matthew’s at the Elephant, London, and an honorary fellow of Durham University.

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