This Christmas we saw one bright star in the sky -but it was far more to the West than the East – shining shortly after sunset – so it most certainly was not the Star of Bethlehem!
In fact it was not even a star, but our planetary neighbour, Venus.
There she was, a perfectly good reminder of the Babe of Bethlehem. Venus shines with a reflected light, not her own, and that’s exactly what is asked of her.
And let’s look up to the stars – at least when the cloud cover allows – and just wonder.