I often find it peculiar to think that our holiday season is spent making lists, shopping, wrapping gifts, and putting a live tree in our house. Especially the live tree thing. (Does anyone else think that’s totally bizaare?)
I’m not trying to be a hater. In fact, I fully admit that I am thankful to have a family that is well off enough to give me amazing gifts year after year. It was such a blessing to me to receive a djembe (from my sister and dad) and The Office Complete DVD set (from my mom) among other gifts.
At the same time, I hate getting gifts that are really useless, that are just clutter, that I don’t want/need. It’s sad but it’s only when I receive those gifts that I think about how that money could have been spent to buy someone a pair of shoes, or a well, or some needed clothing.
I need to change my attitude about gifts and giving. I love this video I’ve posted below. I want to do this. I want everyone to do this. I do think we should give gifts to one another. Jesus was a generous dude and I think that it’s okay that we give eachother gifts to bless eachother. I also think we need to reconsider how much we spend on who, and realize the length of own attachment to material things.
If you have a few minutes, I’d encourage you to watch this video. I don’t post videos very often because I never really watch anyone else’s (generally speaking), but I hope to post this next year at an earlier date, so anyone who is interested can join me, and join the cause.
Have a Merry Christmas and first and foremost Happy Birthday Jesus, the King of Generosity and Giving.