The Star of Bethlehem

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“[A]nd behold the star which they had seen in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was.”

These next few days are a once in a lifetime experience. I went outside in the night to pray a Te Deum and the Rosary for being blessed to witness this experience with my own eyes. Today it was so fitting too, seeing that on Mondays we pray the Joyous Mysteries of the Rosary which speak of the Infancy of Christ.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0627/Star-of-Bethlehem-Jupiter-and-Venus-converge-in-night-sky

Yeah, I know.  It’s half-way through the year to Christmas, but it’s amazing to witness what is one of the theories to the Star of Bethlehem.  Seeing a once in a lifetime event is itself a wonder to behold.  We should see this as a sign to get back into our faith.  The Magi were pointed to the Christ Child by the Star of Bethlehem and they traveled to the City of David to worship Him and give Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  They recounted how the prophets spoke of His coming: “And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel” (Matthew 2:6).

This might have happened 2,000 years ago, like this astronomical phenomenon did, but we should repeat what the Magi did whenever we pray: offering gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  We do this especially when we go to Mass which is at church, the house of bread (Bethlehem = house of bread) as the Bread of life dwells there in the tabernacle.  We should always give thanks in everything, even in events like this.  I wonder how many took this opportunity to offer special prayers.

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“Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is come to pass, . . .”

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