Pilgrim’s Road Trip, Christmas version: The Journey of the Magi

My husband and I took our kids to see the Star of Bethlehem December sky show atChicago’s Adler Planetarium a couple of times during their elementary school years. There was something magical about sitting in the darkened auditorium watching the ceiling glow with twinkle light constellations as a narrator coolly described the possible confluence of planets – maybe it was a comet – all while spinning several other theories about the timing and nature of the sign-star the wise men from the east tracked all the way to Bethlehem.

The theories were interesting enough, but what has stuck with me all these years is hearing at the show that the journey of the magi may have taken this group of wise men months, or even as long as a couple of years. [Read more]

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