Last week we celebrated Thanksgiving and as we leave one Holiday and prepare for the next, all we really will be doing over the next 3 weeks is all in the spirit of generosity. Think about it. Christmas is all about gift giving? No we do not give gifts to ourselves but to those we love. Yes we all will spend the next 3 weeks trying to figure out what everyone else wants and if we have selected a gift to their liking. What other time of year do we focus so much on others and not on self? That is one of the things I love about Christmas but the other thing I love the most is that God gave us the greatest gift, that of his son Christmas. After all Christmas IS Christ birthday! Can you imagine something so selfless than to give up of your only son so that others may be saved? Imagine if you were on a ship that was sinking due to their being one too many people being on board, would you be the first person to raise your hand and say, I’ll throw my child over? Because throwing your baby over would mean that everyone else would be saved? Or how about if there was a war and they only needed one more male child to go in and fight and the world would be saved? Would you send your son? I don’t know about you but either one of those would be hard for me to do. So for me to think that God gave us his only son is really why we give on Christmas. It is a way we pay homage to the greatest gift given! To think of that unselfish act is really the example of giving the ultimate gift and really the greatest gift of ALL!
Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do. – Khalil Gibran
Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important tha your own. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~Bob Hope
Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how. ~Author Unknown