“Home By Another Way”

Matthew 2: 1 – 12 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Everything changes in Bethlehem. Once we experience Divine Love, we cannot see the world the same again. We cannot go home the same way. The shepherds may have taken the same road there, but the way home was different. The Magi were warned in a dream to “leave by another route.” Joseph and Mary would be warned also in a dream to head to Egypt by a circuitous path. The road to Bethlehem and the road from Bethlehem are never the same. James Taylor wrote an intriguing song about the Magi. The song is titled “Home By Another Way.” Taylor sings:

Those magic men the Magi…

They went home by another way

Maybe we can be wise too…

And go home by another way

Yes, may we go home by another way.