Today's reading is Matthew 2:3-4
Does anyone remember that movie with a young Dustin Hoffman?
Me, either, really - except for the name.
And that must have been the name they used behind Herod's back -
Or putz - one of the two.
But no one laughed to his face and lived to tell.
When Herod vexated, an entire nation wrung its hands.
Not the good kind of power or the good kind of king, either.
Jesus collected his first mighty enemy - and He was still a toddler!
Really, couldn't Herod pick on someone his own size!
And just like bullies through the centuries and yet today,
Herod was too cowardly to face his foe by himself -
so he induced an entire nation to be his minions -
to fight a dreaded TODDLER!
I guess if Herod was Little Big Man, that makes the Christ Child:
BIG Little Man
Son of God
My King beat that king - OH YEAH!