A Christmas List

Advent is filled with hustle and bustle as we shop for everyone on our Christmas list trying to find the perfect gift. It’s probably a good time to take a breather, find a few moments of silence and look at the real gifts we should give one another.

The real gifts aren’t the latest techie toy, the clothes, the jewelry. Here is a “spiritual Christmas list” that if given from the heart is so much more valuable that those given from the pocketbook. This year consider giving family and friends these spiritual gifts along with the others.

  • Love and accept each other.
  • Pray for one another.
  • Be Kind to one another.
  • Bring joy to one another.
  • Serve one another.
  • Be patient with one another.
  • Comfort one another.
  • Forgive one another.
  • Be generous with one another.
  • Honor one another.

Aren’t these the gifts that the Christ child gave us during his life on earth? IF each person in our parish would give these gifts to their family and friends what a truly “Merry Christmas” it would be.

What do you think? Is it doable?


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