Editor’s note: Over the course of this week, in celebration of Epiphany, we will be publishing a series of poems by Bishop Graham Kings, originally included in Andrew Wheeler’s Desire of Nations: The Magi, their Journey and the Child (2015).
Herod unleashes terror.
Revenge, outraged, ventures out,
Many are slaughtered to slay the One:
The One survives to save the many.
Bishop Graham Kings‘s other post may be found here. The featured image is a 16th century stained glass at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.