I know that I am about a month behind Epiphany but I have been thinking about the Wise Men this whole time. Mostly I have been thinking about how they had to go home a different way. I’d never much thought about it, about what a sacrifice that might have been for them. How they had maybe stayed with strangers who became friends and had told them about all the things they were going to go find. How maybe the people they stayed with on the way there were invested in the wisemen’s journey and how disappointing it may have been to the wisemen that they could not go and tell the people they had met about what God had shown them, how Jesus was real and they got to hold him. It never occurred to me that going home a different way meant giving up a lot of things you love.