The Joy of Giving

The Joy of Giving

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The culture lies. It tells the people in our pews that the most important human need is to be loved. Christ reminds us that equally important is our need to give love. Consider the flutter of anxiety that comes whenever we give a gift on an occasion that matters. It can take forever from the moment we place that gift in the receiver's hands until it is opened. We hold our breaths for a response. If the gift isn't liked, it hurts. If the gift delights, then we're more delighted than the receiver! There are reasons for this vulnerability. Some are rooted in our endless insecurities. But the basic reason that gift-giving makes us so vulnerable is that every gift we give is a symbol of our love. It's a…
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