I was doing some Christmas shopping the other day and started to feel some kind of way about the serious stress I was seeing on the faces of other shoppers. I listened to conversations and watched disputes take place all in the name of Christmas giving.
It was depressing and I even felt a bit convicted about the whole thing. Why do we try to do so much. Stressing over pleasing people when the purpose is to give a gift in the name of love and kindness.
The reason is that we are now doing way too much. We want to impress others, we want to compete with others, while more debt than we cannot afford.
Let’s try to remember the real reason for the season, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ selflessly coming into this world to save us from eternal suffering, Hell!
It’s simple, show love in how you care, not how much, or how many you give to. Give meaningful gifts, not just for the sake of giving.