Friday, December 13, 2013


Pope Benedict XVIThe ambivalence of the concept of Magi that we find here illustrates the ambivalence of religion in general. It can become the path to true knowledge, the path to Jesus Christ. But when it fails, in his presence, to open up to him and actually opposes the one God and Saviour, it becomes demonic and destructive.

--Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives.