Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Gifts of the Magi

Frederick D. Bruner on the gifts of the magi (‘wise men’): 

“When people are drawn to, find, and worship God’s Christ, they also find themselves wanting to bring him their finest resources. Christmas gift-giving has its origin here. The first gift-giver is God. Now the first human gift-givers are Magi. Regenerate humanity’s first response to Christ is giving itself to his honor and service. The question of life’s meaning begins to be answered: it is to devote one’s gifts to God’s King.”

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