The Three Gifts of the Social Media Magi

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

Matthew 2:11

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Although most Christians exchange gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, a few traditions celebrate with gift-giving on the Feast of the Three Kings, or Epiphany, which is January 6. According to the Gospel of Matthew, three Magi (wise men or kings) traveled “from the East” following the star of Bethlehem and bringing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

They were hardly practical gifts for an infant born among livestock and have been interpreted symbolically. So I’m going to continue the tradition by considering what the gifts of the Magi can mean for social media, and especially for those of us who blog.

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