The Magi set out because of a deep desire which prompted them to leave everything and begin a journey. It was as though they had always been waiting for that star. —Pope Benedict XVI
I read that quote and my heart burned within me. I want to live with such abandon. A willingness to chase not empty dreams but those stars that the Lord sets in my skies. Go where He points—but not simply to find personal fulfillment, because I believe that every risk I take in His name is preparing me to be courageous in the times ahead, when every Christian will be called to stand out as brilliant lights in the darkness. If we choose to conceal our light, we will indeed be safe from persecution—but not saved. If we choose to radiate, we will lead others to Christ, just as the star over Bethlehem led the Magi to the Child.
And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteous, like the stars for ever and ever. —Daniel 12:3