The Gifts of the Magi

December 28, 2022

 "The Magi came from the East.  How did they know about Christ?  Probably from the prophecy of Daniel concerning the seventy weeks of years; they counted the revolution of the stars.  In any case, they knew, and they brought gold because he was king, incense because he was a priest, but also myrrh.  That's the way he was buried, with a hundred pounds of spices and myrrh. What would our mothers have thought if the neighbors brought in embalming fluid when we were born? Everywhere there was the shadow of suffering."