Cathy Ladman: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

All religions are alike. My best friend is Lutheran, and she was telling me that when Jesus was born, the three wise men came to visit him, and they brought as gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Myrrh? To a baby shower? I guess Mary was very polite about it. 'Oh, myrrh. How lovely. One never can have enough myrrh. They call themselves wise men, and they bring myrrh? Couldn't it be something we need, like a cradle? Jesus Christ.'