Sharing at Christmas

Christmas now surrounds us, happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air. ( Shirley Sallay, late American poet)  

The last two days before the gift-opening and celebrations can be extremely busy, and, as Sallay suggests, full of happy thoughts. But they also present opportunities to share with the less fortunate: providing meals, visiting the homebound, and making gifts available for the homeless or single-parent children. Sharing the happiness of the season is a joy—and maybe an obligation.

If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord— and he will repay you (Proverbs 19:17). Your prayers and gifts to the poor have been received by God as an offering! (Acts 10:4)