This sermon explores the meaning of the visit of the Magi to the Baby Jesus and his family. It explores the strange elements of what this part of Jesus life history meant to those who collected the history in light of the the resurrection and the impact of the new beloved community that was born after his death. This account of the visit of the magi is full of troubling and strange elements that invite us to think about how we understand what Christianity really is in the setting of other world religions. There are many and varied way to the Christ child. There are many ways to God, here from the pen of Mathew himself.