Opening their treasure chests,
         they offered him gifts
         of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

                  —Matthew 2.11

The magi studied stars and knew things.
They observed their world and understood.
They sought, they paid attention, and they found.

What they found was royalty, hidden
in a peasant child, hidden always,
and hidden in you: a royal priesthood.

You don’t have gold, frankincense or myrrh.
You also don’t have nothing. Even the shepherds
had something to offer. What do you have?

You are gifted. You are a treasure chest.
What God has given you this world needs.
Open your treasure chest. Offer. God will be pleased.

Breath prayer:  
Gifts … given

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

January 3, 2020

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