Christmas has become a consumeristic holiday. Holiday sales will likely exceed $1 trillion! It seems that we can never receive enough. We always want more. Jesus offers a warning when it comes to receiving things: "Watch out for greed." This Christmas season it's important to remember that life is not about things.
This is one of the most counterintuitive teachings of Jesus: "It is better to give than to receive." It's not found anywhere in the gospels. It's something that Paul attributes to Jesus. In fact, it was so important to Paul that he remembered these words from Jesus in everything he did (Acts 20:34). This Christmas season it's important to remember that it is better to give than to receive.
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