Were those camel riders “Wise Guys”?

(I am captivated by and participating in the beauty of Port Alfred in this Christ Mass week and so too lazy to write a full Blog)

Here is my micro sketch of my sermon for Epiphany this Sunday.

I have been contemplating how the Magi contrast with the rash of arrogant religious Wise Guys out there at present. You know the people who have words from God for everyone and who have it all packaged and sealed.  Real Wise Guys…..Ugh!

Seems to me the Magi were very different from the Christian Taliban.

  1. They read and studied widely beyond their own culture.
  2. They were prepared to go on a journey to discover truth.
  3. They were discerning, and saw through Herod’s power play.
  4. They were not too arrogant to bow the knee before mystery when they found it.

I wanna be like them.

And you?


5 responses to “Were those camel riders “Wise Guys”?”

  1. Peter avatar

    Bless you Richard
    Thanks for stopping by The Listening Hermit

  2. Richard Hayes avatar

    Love this! You will be given full credit for a great thought in our little Early medieval church in the UK on Sunday, thanks

  3. Richard Hayes avatar

    I love this – you’ll get a name check in a humble little Saxon church in England on Sunday!

  4. mart the rev avatar

    good thoughts! I love that some people who many Christians would sneer at and dismiss get to be part of the story so early. Signs of what Jesus was about with his parables and concerns for the little, the least, the last, and the lost. Go well!

  5. tim fretheim avatar

    Peter, very nicely done! I like your four points and agree with you on the difference between wise guys and wise men. And enjoy your Port Alfred! It sounds warm and sunny! Tim

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