The Act of Giving

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
-Francis of Assisi

With the holiday season just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to mention what this time truly is about. We are such a consumer friendly society that I feel especially during this time, we become so focused on buying material things for ourselves or our loved ones. Now I am in no way against holiday spending, but I think it is important to think about those people who really need help. Instead of buying all those materialistic things for ourselves, maybe think of giving to a charity, or some other type of good cause. When you are walking through the streets and you see a homeless person, or maybe even someone who is doing something in order to earn some extra money, throw out some spare change. You might really make that personĀ“s day or even inpsire them to improve upon their situation. What I am saying is there are people out there with a lot less than what many of us have. Maybe during this holiday season we can think of these other people. There is a huge world out there, and not everyone is blessed enough to even have food or a roof over their head. This is what this time means to me, and I am almost positive it is what Jesus would want too. After all, our Lord and Savior is the most non-materialistic person to ever roam this Earth and we are supposedly celebrating his birthday, right? Just something to think about this holiday season. I wish you all a wonderful rest of the week and a great weekend as well.

2 Responses

  1. Great post! I absolutely agree with all your points.
    Thanks Dan.

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