Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12
Perhaps you’ve heard the story of the man who went to the pet store seeking something a bit odd and out of the ordinary. After some discussion with the store owner, the man finally settled on a talking centipede named Charley.
The man took his unusual pet home and decided that for their first outing together, he would take Charley to Church.
When Sunday morning arrived, the man asked his new friend, “Would you like to go to church with me today?” But there was no answer.
The silence troubled the man, thinking the pet store owner hoodwinked him. Could it be that Charley really can’t talk, he wondered? So, he waited a few minutes and again asked, “How about going to Church with me? It will be a blessing.”
But still, there was no answer. Three more times, he asked, and three more times, there was only silence.
Trying one last time, the man placed his face close to the centipede’s enclosure,…