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". . . wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, 'Where is the Child who has been born King of the Jews? For we observed His star rising and have come to pay Him homage." (Mt. 2:1-2).

W.H. Auden, the contemporary poet, has written a long musical work (an oratorio) based on the story of the Three Wise Men. In it, each man tells why he is following the star. The first one says, "To discover how to be truthful now is the reason I follow the star." The second one says, "To discover how to be living now is the reason I follow the star." The third one says, "To discover how to be loving now is the reason I follow the star." [...]


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