Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Christmas Stories: The Gift of the Star

Today, for the Feast of the Epiphany, when the Church celebrates the arrival of the Magi in Bethlehem, we hear this story The Gift of the Star. It is adapted from a French folktale about a fourth wise man, and the gift  he brought to Bethlehem. It's also about the gift he took away - and the gifts we can take away too. My version was inspired by the version told by Mary Joslin, in her book "The Fourth Wise Man", but only loosely. Folktales change with every teller, and every audience, and this one is no exception.

This is the last in our series of Christmas Stories. I hope you have enjoyed them, and that they have given you comfort, and food for thought, in this difficult time. Do let me know, in the comments below, which was your favourite! 

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