The Wise Men are "models of genuine seekers of truth," "men of science ... observing the cosmos", but open "to further revelations and the divine call". Benedict XVI has taken a cue from the Feast of the Epiphany - which commemorates the journey of the Three Kings from the East following a star, until their encounter with Baby Jesus in Bethlehem - to repeat his call for collaboration between science and faith, for harmony between human research and divine truth.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Star of Wonder
Well timed with this week's developments in space and astronomy, Pope Benedict XVI offers an Epiphany reflection on how the Wise Men illustrate the complementary nature of faith and reason.