Giving, the only real joy is giving. (Charlie Brown in the Peanuts cartoon)

Christmas was barely three weeks ago, and we may have forgotten about most of our gifts. But, if we were generous and thoughtful in our giving, we experienced great pleasure. Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35), and it is truly a joy to see the benefit those loving gifts are to those who receive them.

But since you excel in everything . . . see that you also excel in this grace of giving. (2 Corinthians 8:7)