Christmas Aggravation

As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations . . . , it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation. (Donald E. Westlake, late American writer)

Have you begun your Christmas shopping yet or addressed your cards? There are three weeks left before the Big Day, which can be spoiled by what Westlake calls “aggravation.” It’s good to remember the value of those we buy gifts for and send cards to. And he reminds us that they are “people to whom we are worth the same.” Give with the same love that God shares today.

Jesus, “It is more blessed to give than receive” (Acts 20:35).