The best gift you can give this Christmas
As wonderful as this time of year can be, it can be challenging for some. There are folks who are hurting from past injustices, unkind behavior, and all kinds of losses.
In this beautiful season of love and hope, be mindful of how you can make the day a little brighter for those around you.
This Christmas season, consider being the person you wish you had encountered when you were experiencing difficulties. Adopt these attributes:
If you were judged, be an encourager.
If you were rejected, be the one who includes others.
If you were shamed, be the compassionate one.
This season, and always, strive to be that person you needed when you were hurting. Devote yourself to being better than whatever it was that wounded you.
Make each day an opportunity to heal, and don’t hold on to your grievances. Determine to act from a heart of love and understand and not from your pain.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8