The Star

“For each of us there is a desert to travel, a star to discover, and a being within ourselves to bring to life.”

If as Herod, we fill our lives with things and again with things;

If we consider ourselves so important that we must fill every moment of our lives with action, when will we have the time to make the long slow journey across the burning desert as did the magi?

Or sit and watch the stars as did the shepherds?

Or brood over the coming of the child as did Mary?

For each of us there is a desert to travel, a star to discover, and a being within ourselves to bring to life.

- Iranian Christmas Carol

Merry Christmas to you and your families.

 

 

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Printed from: http://live.regnumchristi.org/2013/12/the-star/ .
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  • Susan-Lynn Johns says:

    According to everything I've been able to find about the quote that you attribute to an Iranian Christmas Carol, it was actually written by Edward Ericson.

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    Fr Simon Devereux LC

    FR SIMON was born on February 4, 1979, in Dunedin, New Zealand, the seventh son of Marie and Michael Devereux. He entered the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, Connecticut, on September 15, 1997. After his novitiate and year of humanities in Cheshire, he studied a bachelor’s in Philosophy at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome from 2000 to 2002 and from 2005 to 2007, a licentiate in Philosophy. In between, he worked as a youth minister in Quebec, Canada, and he made his perpetual profession in Rome on October 4, 2005. In 2010 he completed a three-year bachelor’s degree in Theology and was ordained on Christmas Eve of the same year with 60 of his brother Legionaries by Card. Velasio di Paolis. Two of his brothers are also Legionary priests. Fr Simon is now based at the Legion of Christ seminary in Cheshire, Connecticut.
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