His Holiness, in describing the Magi who followed the Star, speaks of their motivation: “But none of this would have prompted people to set off on a journey, unless they were people of inner unrest, people of hope, people on the lookout for the true star of salvation.”
I was first taken aback by the juxtaposition of phrases. “People of inner unrest” and “people of hope.” Inner unrest = hope?! How is that?
So I started reflecting on hope. Hope is forward looking, anticipating what may be, seeking . . . improvements? Salvation? It sustains us in unsettled states. It brings calm to . . . our inner unrest?
May the Star of the Magi bring hope to your inner unrest.