Sunday, April 05, 2009
in my church, we spend this week talking a lot about gifts - the gift of love, the gift of forgiveness, the gift of eternal life...
pretty hard to wrap those gifts up in a box with a pretty bow, wouldn't you say?
this morning, as i helped wrangle eight acolytes (8 children carrying heavy banners and flaming torches and flags with very sharp ornaments affixed to their tops, i might add), my mind kept wandering from the lessons being read.
instead, i was thinking about the gifts. and, as often happens, i struck upon an idea for spt! wouldn't it be great if we spent this month giving gifts!
and before you lovingly remind me of the economic recession, let me add that no money is to be spent on these gifts! let's focus on the gift of service, the gift of a smile, the gift of a repurposed or gently used item, the gift of a kind word. you know, those gifts that would be hard to wrap in a box with a pretty bow.
for tuesday, april 7: gift a family member
for tuesday, april 14: gift a friend
for tuesday, april 21: gift a neighbor, teacher, co-worker
for tuesday, april 28: gift a total stranger
i have a feeling that by the end of this month, the person who will have received the greatest gift is...