They saw the Child with His mother Mary, and falling to their knees they did Him homage

Matthew 2:11
Matthew 2:1-12

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The Epiphany of the Lord, B

There is a golfers’ story in which four men get together for a round of golf …

One of the foursome was new to the group and he wanted very much to make a good impression.

With considerable anxiety the newcomer teed up the ball, spread his feet, fixed his stance, took a healthy swing and missed the ball entirely.

Somewhat embarrassed, he fixed his stance, took another healthy swing, and again missed the ball completely.

He then tried a third time with the same result. Whereupon, he looked up and said to the other three, “Fellows, this is the toughest course in the world.”


For all of us players in the game of life, the pursuit of wisdom is the toughest course in the world, and all else is trivial pursuit.

In our fast-paced, fact-gathering, knowledge-acquiring culture, pursuing true wisdom is like swimming upstream. Yet, it is in the midst of all the noise and mind-pollution that the pursuit of true wisdom must…

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