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Epiphany Reflection: What The Magi Have To Do With Immigration Reform

Matthew’s Gospel is the only one with Magi. (He never numbers them, but there are three gifts, so one Magus carrying each gift made sense to composer/clergyman John Henry Hopkins, Jr., whose greatest hit you’ll definitely sing at Mass this Sunday.)

Whenever one of the four has a unique story, it invites us to pay special attention. Why does Matthew include these Greek Zoroastrians?

Matthew wrote his Gospel for a community of Jewish-Christians – folks from Jewish families who were among the first followers of Christ. Matthew wants to emphasize that while Jesus was Jewish, and spent his ministry with the Jewish people, his salvation and message peace are for everyone. This includes the Magi, travelers from a distant land and foreign faith tradition.

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