From a couple years back… in case you are new around here.
On a lighter note for your Epiphany joy, here is an offering from the official Parodohymnodist, the great Fr. Tim Ferguson.
He provides an introduction:
I was just poking around my computer looking for a file and happened across a little ditty I wrote a couple years ago for Scripture Scholars attempting to celebrate Epiphany. In light of today’s feast, and yesterday’s comment about you being a symbologist, I thought it appropriate.
We three kings from the Orient,
Searching for the Christ-event,
Well, not really
“Kings” who rule, we
Aren’t what we represent
Oh-ho, mythic figures in the plot
Drawn from pagan sources, not
Just an enigma
For Jew, Greek and Hottentot
Were we three, or thirty, or less?
Bultmann, Brown and Crossan can’t guess,
Wise men wonder
The Bible’s symbolic excess,
Oh-ho mythic figures we might be
To students of “symbology,”
But mere possibility.
Devotees of Faharavars?
Students of the distant stars?
Or Tri-racial avatars?
Oh-ho mythic figures, from afar
Gaspar, Melch’or, Balthasar
If not kerygma,
Then go fig-ya
Just who you think we are.