The memory of the Magi is a year-round inspiration
Even through Nativity and Epiphany have past, we can still remember the Magi and their gifts. Archpriest Sergei Bulgakov in an article featured in orthochristian.com relates how we can join them in similar gifts to the Newborn Child...
This gold belongs to the King of Glory, and we humans must offer Him our glory given by Him—the gifts of the Holy Spirit given by Him. Every person has his own gift of the Holy Spirit, his hidden glory, his gold, and he must find it in himself so that he would not enter the house in vain empty-handed. Let us offer Him the creative impulse of our spirit and its fruits.
...offer Him our frankincense. And every soul is called to be this incense burner, every soul has its own prayer and knows its way to the sacred house... Let it not be afraid of its smallness, for Christ Himself rests in its house, wrapped in swaddling clothes—let us bow to Him...
The funeral myrrh of love, offered by the love of the soul—the Myrrh-Bearing Women, who were burying the Beloved Bridegroom, were themselves dying with Him in their hearts. Yes, we must offer Him not only our lives, but also our deaths, to die with Him in order to rise with Him again.
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