The magi courageously chose to come to Christ. In 1927, the poet T. S. Eliot made the same choice. But in all such seeking, some things must die.

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“The Journey of the Magi” (circa 1886-94) by James Tissot

Journey of the Magi
by T. S. Eliot

‘A cold coming we had of it,
Just the worst time of the year
For a journey, and such a long journey:
The ways deep and the weather sharp,
The very dead of winter.’
And the camels . . .

Click here to read the rest of this poem —
or to hear T. S. Eliot read it

From the Ariel Poems poetry pamphlet Series
(Faber & faber,1927)

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