Everyone enjoys a gift exchange
you walk away withsomething better than what you gave up!In Christ - we have been freely given all things.
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
~Author UnknownGod's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange.
~Author UnknownThe manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is a VERB, and ACTION not a feeling, not an emotion. IT is a forward giving of oneself to others, regardless of reciprocation. Feelings are waves of emotionalinvolvement resulting from and left in the ‘wake’ of Love.
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equalitywith God a thing to be grasped,
but emptied Himself, taking the formof a bond-servant,
being made in the likeness of men.
Beingfound in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becomingobedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.