Epiphany Eve, January 5, 2011, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, The Rev. Paul Moore
Three Kings, Three Gifts, Three Messages
We don't really know which magi brought which gift, but let's just pretend for a minute. Balthazar brought gold. As the song says, gold recognizes the presence of a king. As a gift it reflects our value as people. Not just our net worth, but our human worth, all the riches of who we are as beloved creations of God. Some of us are tall, short, thin or not so thin, some of us speak one language or two, or three and we come from different areas of the world. When we gather together to share the richness of who we are together we offer gold to the Christ Child.