08 January 2017

What do gold, frankincense, and myrrh symbolize for us?

To the born King we bring gold, if we are shining in his sight with the brightness of heavenly wisdom. Incense we bring him, if we set fire to our thoughts on the altar of our heart with the eagerness of holy prayers, so that through heavenly desire we may give forth something of a sweet smell. Myrrh we offer him if we quell the lusts of the flesh by self-restraint.
- Aelfric of Eynsham
With a tip of the capello to A Clerk of Oxford

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