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Getting and Giving
ear God: Forgive me for forgetting what Christmas is about. I live in an overly commercialized country where merchants promote Christmas as a shopping bonanza. It’s all about getting new stuff—new clothes, gadgets, flat screen TVs, books and more. Lots more! I’ve grown accustomed to getting whatever I want. My house is full of furniture, electronics, clothes, wall hangings, and dishes, and my closets are filled with sheets, blankets and shoes. My library is full of books from all over the world, and my refrigerator is filled with food fit for a king. I don’t need anything else, except to know that my life does not consist in getting or owning what I want.
Open my eyes to needs that I can fill; to people I can help. Teach me how to be a cheerful giver. Thank you for giving Heaven’s richest treasure to reclaim me from the grip of selfishness.
In Jesus’ name. Amen!
Rich DuBose writes from Northern California.
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