For someone who maybe hurt you, why not give the gift of forgiveness? Forgiveness not only frees your heart, it also frees the other person to be more then the sum of their transgressions.

For the one who complains about pain, why not give the gift of compassion? Compassion is as simple as giving someone a little understanding. YOU may not have the same pain, emotional or physical, but you can certainly understand pain. Next time someone complains about pain, pray for them. You not only show compassion, you are taking them directly to the one who can help. Priceless!

The perfect present for any person (like that friend who keeps letting you down) is the gift of love. According to 1 Corinthians 13, “Love is patient. Love is kind…It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs…It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres… Love never fails.”

While these may cost a little more then you feel you are able to give, remember the man born on this day, who gave everything so that you would have the opportunity to do the same.

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condem the world, but to save it through Him.” ~John 3:17

Merry Christmas everyone