If, as Herod, we fill our lives with things, and again with things;
if we consider ourselves so unimportant that
we must fill every moment of our lives with action,
when will we have the time to make 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 the 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.