Today’s lessons and gospel speak of God’s revolutionary acceptance of us gentiles along with the Hebrews. The gospel spotlights 3 gifts from the gentile magi. Gold is a gift fit for a king; incense reminds a first century Judean of priesthood; and myrrh was an aromatic gum used to embalm the dead. This mythic tale is telling us with literary elegance that this baby will become a priest and a king, and will accomplish this calling by his death. In this story of crucial spiritual significance, our gift carries, however, most importance. Your gift and mine comprises our determining ourĀ  life-objective beginning now. Will you commit to this savior by living his values as yours, and becoming thereby with him a spiritual priest and king/queen?

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