Gifts of "gold, and frankincense, and myrrh"

WE read in the second chapter of Matthew that the Wisemen upon seeing the "star in the east" followed its gleam until it rested over where lay the young child, Jesus. They carried with them gifts of "gold, and frankincense, and myrrh," and laid them at his feet when they did him reverence. We of this age are also awakening to the gleam of Truth piercing the night of materiality, even to that message of light and joy and gladness given to the world by Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

If we follow the gleam in an earnest, honest effort to find Christ, Truth, we too shall carry gifts—not necessarily material gold, but the gold of thought, purified and refined, laying with due reverence at the feet of Truth sound, wholesome, clean lives. As gold is the most malleable of all the metals, so thought, to be an acceptable gift, must become pliable to the influence of good; it must be endued with the humility of a little child, with tenderness, patience, meekness, with love undefiled. It is only as thought is cleansed of self that Truth can be discerned. We should carry with us the currency of loving-kindness; for just as gold is used as currency, so loving-kindness buys, or wins, its way.

December 19, 1925

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