What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Fearless Faith

Making sense of holiday giving

To believe advertisers that one simply cannot manage Christmas without embracing the hottest fashion trends, material goods, hardware and the software to make it all work, is ludicrous. From a child’s perspective, anything is possible. If parents give in and ante up by purchasing gifts of a lifetime, what happens when the next season of giving falls short in the eyes of a child? Gifts begin to become confused with nurturing, loving, and caring for and through others.

Giving anonymously has its own reward of helping others without necessarily drawing attention to oneself. To make a beneficent s...


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