Gift Givers

We entered this world through the gift of Life.  So our life is meant to be a gift, a gift that we received through no merit or effort of our own.  Our life was meant to be a gift to others, something given willingly to others without payment, a present.  Yet sadly, so many lives are characterized by embezzlement–appropriating fraudulently something entrusted to them for their personal advantage.  The taste of deception lingers, much like with the fruit shared in the Garden of Eden or with Snow White’s poisoned apple.

We entered this world through the gift of Life.  So our life is meant to be a gift, a gift that we received through no merit or effort of our own.  Our life was meant to be a gift to others, something given willingly to others without payment, a present.  Yet sadly, so many lives are characterized by greed–a selfish and excessive desire for more of something than is needed.  They sit atop a barrel of apples yet demand that others bring them more.  And in their hoarding, what they have becomes a breeding ground for worms.

We entered this world through the gift of Life.  So our life is meant to be a gift, a gift that we received through no merit or effort of our own.  Our life was meant to be a gift to others, something given willingly to others without payment, a present.  Without thought for themselves, so many lives are characterized by generosity–freedom from meanness or smallness of mind or character, ready or liberal in giving.  They are gift givers by the very nature of who they are.  They are like polished red delicious apples, catching the eye and appealing to the senses, healthy when consumed and altogether useful.

A gift is a thing given willingly to someone without payment, a present.   Our life is meant to be a gift, a gift that we received through no merit or effort of our own.  We can share from our tartness, we can take away from others, we can withhold for our own selfish desires or we can be gift givers.

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  1. Pingback: Give Yourself a Gift « Anita Answers

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