Wednesday, January 6, 2010

We Three Kings

Today is Epiphany, the feast day during which we celebrate the arrival of the 3 kings from the east who came to worship Jesus.

It's a well known story and most of us could probably name the 3 gifts that the three wisemen brought to lay before Jesus: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. But I never knew until recently what was the significance of those gifts. In short, here it is:

Gold - A gift for a king
Frankincense - A gift for God
Myrrh - A spice used for burial

I, of course, have my own reflections on this. But more important than sharing them with you, the Snack for Later Enthusiasts, would be for you to consider these gifts for yourself and contemplate your own conclusions.

What gift will you offer in this new year?

Keep It Real!

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