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The Gifts We Bring

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Advent 2018

The magi of the Christmas story brought three gifts to the infant Jesus: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Tradition has long ascribed symbolic meaning to these gifts: gold symbolizes Jesus’s royalty, frankincense, his divinity, and myrrh, his mortality. This series delves into these three gifts, examines the significance of these three aspects of Jesus’s nature, and urges us to think seriously about what gifts we ourselves bring to the Christ child.