Father Henry said the wise men were likely astrologers who turned to the skies for answers. God then used the skies to reach out to them.
“He used the star to help them find the truth they were seeking,” he told his congregation. “God met the wise men where they were.”
Later in the service, during a confessional period, Father Henry stopped to tell his flock that they may not want to kneel like they normally do. There was nothing to kneel on except the observatory’s hard floor.
Some did anyway. Others chose to sit.
That’s just a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things, though, he said. Nothing can stop the congregation from praising God — not even losing its house of worship.
“The church is the people, not the building,” Father Henry said.
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