Angelus, January 6, 2014 - Pope Francis
The Magi symbolize the search and journey to God. There is an external element to this search. It includes the Church. Going out to Mass each Sunday does make our journey of faith an external reality. Many challenges face this journey, but they cannot compare with the reward of this journey. Attendance at Mass is not enough. The readings, the prayers, the music and the sacraments are food for an internal journey. We need to take what we have heard, to make it our own. This inward journey will enlighten us, change us, help us to be more holy. This external and internal journey are not two separate journeys. They are two dimensions of the same journey, the journey of faith.