Like the magi, we want to bring Jesus gifts. But what gifts should we bring? We should bring him what he wants the most.
Lord Jesus, I lay before you the gold of my sins and weaknesses, the incense of my painful memories and relationships, and the myrrh of my fears and anxieties. These do not seem like gifts fit for a King, but I offer them to you from the treasure-chest of my heart, knowing that you wish to transform and redeem them. I come to you open, empty and vulnerable; be a quiet, loving, saving presence in me. Amen.