It is more blessed to give than to receive

We live in a
world in which many people care only for themselves and their families. Some
don’t care who they have to step on, figuratively speaking, to get ahead and
make it to the “top of the ladder.”

Although the
gospels don’t quote Jesus as saying this, per se, Luke, in his later history of
the church, the book of the Acts of the
Apostles, does. It is found in Acts 20:35. The most usually quoted
version of the entire verse is from the Authorized
King James Version of 1611:

have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak,
and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Jesus said that
in order to be His true followers we must show love to everyone, even our
enemies. He taught that peace of mind comes from sharing His blessings with
those in need, both spiritually and financially.

Are we up to the challenge?

In December our thoughts turn to the birth of our dear Savior and bringing light and peace into our hurting world. Several of the sayings that we have come to know were made popular in Christmas stories. One of these was having one’s work cut out for them. We are living in a day of dread, division, disaster and disease. This common
saying has been linked to the tailoring business as far back as the early 17th