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The Rev. Maxwell Grant

The Troubling Star

Matthew 2:1-12

2nd Sunday after Christmas/Epiphany Sunday - Year B

January 04, 2015

The Rev. Maxwell Grant (UCC)

We've come to love the Christmas star so much. Even in the weeks before Christmas, you start seeing it everywhere. It's on bulletin covers and Christmas cards and the stole hanging around the preacher's neck.

A Christmas crèche may be part of your home or your church decorations, or it may not be...maybe your kids live halfway across the country, so you're leaving the stockings off the mantle this year, but by Herod's beard, you almost certainly have a star. Quite often, it's at the very top of the tree--that star--the highest point in the living room.

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