The Journey of the Magi
Eliot's poem tells of the journey the magi made. It begins,
'A cold coming we had of it,The full text of the poem is online here: Eliot's The Journey of the Magi.
Just the worst time of the year
For the journey, and such a long journey:
The ways deep and the weather sharp,
The very dead of winter.'
The sermon looked at the poem through the time in which Eliot wrote it soon after his conversion to Christianity and while working on two other known works which shed light on the poem. The full text of the sermon is online here: The Journey of the Magi, but the gist of it is that the Magi's long journey to find the baby Jesus is an invitation to a spiritual journey of our own. Those of us who think we know all about Jesus may be content to sit still, but God is still calling us to farther horizons.
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor
King of Peace Episcopal Church
Tomorrow night we will hold our annual Burning of the Greens. The event starts at 6 p.m. Come enjoy the oyster roast, low country boil and the roaring campfire on the grounds of King of Peace.
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