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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 23, 2010 (warmth of our hearts)

warmth of our hearts

“God can be honored in gift-giving and generosity
as well as in singing carols and telling the story.
They’re both important if done in the right spirit.
We don't have to make something spiritual
out of giving gifts.
You may make a birthday cake
to Jesus if you wish,
but you don't have to.
We do need to be Christian,
however, about everything we do.
Emphasizing the giving part of the day
can heal lots of wounds, open calcified hearts,
stir up gratefulness, and just be plain fun.
God's not against fun is He?
There may be better things to be different about.
In other words, we might show
our radical difference better
in the way we treat other shoppers,
the kindness we show to retail clerks,
the warmth of our hearts,
the largeness of our generosity,
the thankfulness we express and really feel.”
- Jim Elliff

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