Christmas Myrrh

 

IMAGINE it’s Christmas morning, your spouse leans over with a smile and says, "Here. This is for you." You unwrap the gift and find a small wooden box. You open it and a waft of perfume rises from little resin chunks.

"What is it?" you ask.

"It’s myrrh. It was used in ancient times for embalming a corpse and burning as an incense at funerals. I thought it would be great at your wake some day."

"Uh… thanks… thanks dear."

 

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