May I just state that I think one of the magi brought possibly the worse gift ever publicly given. The gold and frankincense were good – but the myrrh? That’s like bring embalming fluid to a baby shower. Welcome to the world, little baby boy- YOU’RE GONNA DIE! I mean really, unless Mary was registered for baby shower gifts at Toys R Us and the Levine Funeral Home at the same time – Really. Bad. Gift.
The truth is – from breath one- we are heading toward death. Some of us just do it with more purpose, intention and flair than others. So, maybe the myrrh isn’t such a bad gift. We can all use a reminder every now and again. You are gonna die. So make the best of what you’ve got.
May the Light shine on us all.