Here is the challenge for Christian community in this time of fear and uncertainty. We are called to truly love one another. Do we companion one another as we grow deeper and deeper in relationship with the living God?
A study conducted and reported on in 2008 is making the rounds again; articles about beneficial aspects of frankincense have been appearing on alternative health blogs, and probably your social media feed, over the past month.
The authors of the study found that frankincense activated poorly understood channels in the brain; channels which seem to alleviate anxiety and depression. The research was conducted with lab mice based on historical texts which claimed beneficial effects.
From the original press release:
To determine incense’s psychoactive effects, the […]
“Neither our fears nor our privilege are justified in the face of our scriptures, which command us to welcome the stranger as we would welcome Jesus.” – Gay Jennings, President of the House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church