The story of the wise men reminds us of a great truth, and that is this:  We are least wise when we are most fearful.  Fear extinguishes wisdom.  The moment Herod began to fear his standing, began to fear his power and position were threatened, is the same moment wisdom deserted him.  It is nearly impossible to be under the influence of a great fear and to also act wisely.[prettyfilelink size=”” src=”” type=”pdf”]Wisdom and Epiphany[/prettyfilelink]