Make Christmas A Habit

The idea of Christmas is centred on personal sacrifice. The giving of oneself without the expectation of anything in return. Giving without expecting anything in return is an act of humility. As you give this Christmas, how do you feel when your gifts are not reciprocated? Do you also expect others to give back to you?

The bible says in 2 Corinthians 9:7 “Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He [a]takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving].”

If we all practice Christmas as a habit, the world would be lovelier. As John Carver III wrote; “what if we, as a society practiced Christmas all year? Here is what I think it would look like;

People would care more about giving of the time, talents and treasures (money) than receiving the same.

People would look for ways to share instead of bargain.

People would go out of their way to do MORE than is expected.

People would not give to get…they would just give to give.

Young people would GO OUT OF THEIR WAY to share in the responsibilities around their homes.

People would respect the elderly because of all their accumulated wisdom.There is a hidden benefit to GIVING. YOU WILL RECEIVE in ways you cannot imagine. Don’t give to get but when you develop the habit of giving you open up your mind and emotions to realize blessings in your life that you cannot imagine!”

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20 thoughts on “Make Christmas A Habit”

  1. My thoughts exactly. As I’ve looked through pictures posted by friends and family on various social media sites today everyone looks so happy. Perhaps if we made Christmas a habit we could stay this happy all year long. Merry Christmas to you!

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  2. Thank you Vincent
    I just did a post on Mother Teresa as my Heroine for the Season and always
    Christmas for her was surely a habit oh she gave unconditionally to others all the way through and received beyond her imagination
    I personally am trying, doing my little best and of course by His Grace we surely all are too
    Merry season and always

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  3. Thanks for your post, Vincent!
    It seems to me that there are a lot of changes need to be made & have a quote to say that 1 starts with government, then from government to people, from people all over this country into families & then from families down to individuals. Each & every thing that we have learned that isn’t tradition is or has become superficial so we don’t have to care anymore. This brings us to
    how God is left out of the picture & we live the way we want. People have to care all over this country to make it better, so we need to talk about change to get life back on track where it was. As life has brought us waste, we need to pick it up & recycle it or toss it away!
    Rodney

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