I received this reflection from a member of our prayer group and thought I would pass it on:
If, as Herod, we fill our lives with things and again with things,
if we consider ourselves so unimportant
that we fill every moment of our lives with action,
when will we have the time to take the long slow journey
across the desert as did the Magi?
Or sit and watch the stars, as did the shepherds?
Or brood over the coming of a 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.