...So when at times the mob is swayed
To carry praise or blame too far
We may choose something like a star
To stay our minds on and be staid.
Choose Something Like A Star, a poem by Robert Frost
In the Liturgical Year, this is the season of Epiphany, the time which celebrates the three wise men who followed the star which led them out of darkness and into the light of a new life promised by the birth of Christ.
We all need a guiding light in our lives, whether it's a belief in a higher power, the inspiration of a parent, lover, or friend, or simply our own principles and convictions.