Thursday, December 15, 2011
Perspective . . .
My husband's mother is very ill with liver cancer, this will be the last Christmas she will spend with her children. I recently caught myself wondering darkly, “What kind of Christmas gift do you get for someone who’s dying?” Gifts are so obviously irrelevant at at time like this. I have decided that the simple gift of love, is the best gift that we can give to her.
Christmas is a reminder for all of us that our Creator loves us so very much that He sent His Son to be His gift of love to us. That not only at Christmas time, but every day, we should remember to celebrate and love each other as He loves us. Sometimes it is in dying that we learn to live and in so living we learn the true meaning of a gift.