The Greatest Gift

Posted: December 17, 2013 in World On The Edge

file000523495543You know what I’m going to say. Everyone has heard it.

“Love is the greatest gift.”

We’ve heard it so much it’s become a platitude. We don’t really think about what the words mean–by now, they just sound good.

But those words hold a message for human kind. Those words hold the reason why we are here in the first place. We were created out of love. And we were created to reflect that love to others.

That our lovingness is a reflection of God, our creator, is a very personal thing. The way one person loves may be different from the way another is called to love. That’s because we are each unique, with uniquely positive capabilities and also uniquely negative flaws.

To swell our capabilities rather than pander to our flaws is hard. But we want to do this at Christmas, which is meant to be a holy time of year–a time to show our goodness.

But let’s not confine our goodness only to this beautiful season. Can we carry the true spirit of Christmas throughout the year to encourage all those people we love?

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