Quote of the Day: Giving and receiving

This is one of those quotes that seems very cliche, but is actually much more profound than we often recognize. It’s also good for all of those still finishing up their Christmas shopping!

“For it is in giving that we receive” – St. Francis of Assisi

On the surface, of course, we experience this in the amount of joy and satisfaction we receive when we give something to somebody in need. But on a deeper level, this should be the story of our lives.

We are made to give and sacrifice of ourselves – to love. And everyday we wake up and try to give of ourselves a little more than we did the day before. And in return we receive more of Him.

This is how God comes among us. This is how the Kingdom is coming about – around us and within us. ‘Tis the season.

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