I love this time of year as we look forward to celebrating Christmas and the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I also love hearing about the generosity and kindness of people at this time of year. It is a time when there are increased efforts to meet the needs of others. There are drives to provide coats for kids, food for the hungry and many other charitable activities that take place. When I hear of these acts of love and kindness, I am reminded of Paul’s words in Philippians 2:3 – 4.
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
At Christmas, as we celebrate God’s gift of love and compassion to us through His Son, we are reminded to share gifts of love and compassion with others. May we do so abundantly. And may the generosity, goodwill and kindness shown during the Christmas season continue to be on display in the upcoming year.