“Go and search diligently for the child...” – Matthew 2:8
These are the words of Herod as he sends the wise men off on a search he is too afraid to undertake, but they are also the words that underscore why we come down this Bethlehem road every year. We are always in search of this Child, always looking for him in the changing circumstances of our daily living. Finding and keeping do not always go together, since the dynamics of life keep us alert to see him in our daily challenges.
In prayer, let us ask for the grace to keep that search alive and fresh.