The magi - the Kings or Wise Men - asked those kinds of questions. In the bulletin I wrote something about the magi and their significance - especially for people who have bought the idea that science and faith are opposed to each other. As today's Gospel shows, the magi study the night sky and see a star. It leads them to a very peculiar people - a people who believe God is not some kind of impersonal force but rather a true person - a person who has entered into a covenant with them. The star guides the magi to Jerusalem where they meet the Jewish priests and scribes who explain their writings - the Scriptures - to them.