Looking Up – Pope Francis

Matthew 2:1-12, Solemnity of the Epiphany

But why, we might ask,

did the Magi alone see the star?

Perhaps because few people

raised their eyes to heaven.

We often make do

with looking at the ground:

it’s enough to have our health,

a little money

and a bit of entertainment.

I wonder if we still know

how to look up at the sky.

Do we know how to dream,

to long for God,

to expect the newness he brings,

or do we let ourselves

be swept along by life,

like dry branches before the wind?

The Magi were not content

with just getting by,

with keeping afloat.

They understood that to truly live,

we need a lofty goal

and we need to keep looking up.

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