Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Simple Act of Giving



“To give” is often seen in a negative light. We’re told not to “give up,” that to “give in” is to show weakness and when something finally “gives out” it’s done for. It’s actually slightly depressing. How different these meanings seem from the simple act of giving that is at the heart of compassion.

This Christmas, I want to redefine the terms I have so often held to be faults. Instead maybe it’s best to alter our outlook and “give up” our worries to the One whose vision is ever far-seeing. To “give in” to the joy that surrounded that first Christmas and to “give out’’ to others the love and offer the hope that this season is all about.

Some might disagree and tell me that to do this IS weakness. But, in all its simplicity, I have found strength in it.

2 comments:

  1. EMMA

    IF ONLY EVERYONE THOUGHT THIS WAY WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD THIS WOULD BE. THIS SHOULD OPEN
    THE EYES OF MANY AND MAYBE BY GIVING OF THEMSELVES THEY WOULD FIND THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS. GIVING JOY AND HOPE TO OTHERS IS NOT A WEAKNESS BUT A STRENGTH AND GIVES US JOY ALSO.

    GRAMMA

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    1. Yes, I agree. There is really only one truly FREE offer, and that is when Jesus asks to come into your life.

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