The Adoration of the Wise Men
(excerpted from "The Gospel as Revealed to Me" by Maria Valtorta)
From the main road a cavalcade is approaching. Harnessed horses are led by hand, dromedaries and camels bear riders or are carrying loads. The cavalcade, lit up by the star, is a fantasy of splendor....everything shines and the light of the star increases the splendor of metals, leathers silks, gems, coats. Eyes are radiant and mouths smiling because another splendor shines in their hearts: the splendor of a supernatural joy.
...The oldest of the Magi speaks on behalf of them all. He explains to Mary that one night the previous December, they saw a new star of an unusual brightness appear in the sky. The maps of the sky had never shown or mentioned such a star. Its name was unknown because it had no name. Born out of the bosom of God, it had flourished to tell men a blessed truth, a secret of God. But men had not paid any attention to it, because their souls were steeped in mud. They did not lift their eyes to God neither could they read the words that He writes with stars of fire in the vault of Heaven.
They had seen it and had striven to understand its meaning...they devoted themselves entirely to studying...the stars, the time, the season, the calculation of the hours passed, and the astronomic calculations told them the name and the secret of the star. Its name: "Messiah." Its secret: "The Messiah has come into our world." And they set out to worship Him. Each unknown to the others....For each of them, from three different directions, they followed the star towards Palestine. And then they met beyond the Dead Sea. God's will had gathered them there...
....the night before their arrival in Bethlehem the star's brightness had increased, the whole sky was ablaze. Then the star had stopped above this house engulfing all the light of the other stars in its ray. And they had understood that the Divine, New-Born Baby was there.
"...Here is the gold which befits a king to possess, here is the incense which befits a God, and here, Mother, here is the myrrh because Your Child is a Man as well as God, and He will experience the bitterness of the flesh and of human life as well as the inevitable law of death. Our souls, full as they are of love, would prefer not to utter those words and we would rather think that His flesh is also eternal as His Spirit. But, Woman, if our writings and above all our souls are right, He is Your Son, the Savior, the Christ of God and consequently to save the world, He will have to take upon Himself the evil of the world, of which one of the punishments is death. This myrrh is for that hour. That His holy flesh may not be subject to the rot of putrefaction, but may preserve its integrity until its resurrection. And on account of this gift, may He remember us and save His servants by allowing them to enter His Kingdom."
Mission of Divine Mercy
January 6, 2023