When Jesus said that it’s better to give than to receive I don’t think He meant gifts.
He was often on the receiving end of presents like with the ones the wise men brought and the crying woman with the alabaster box
And honestly, getting presents rocks!
Spending money on ungrateful people ain’t fun.
I think the only thing Jesus truly gave was his presence
There were miracles wherever he’d go:
First, the virgin birth and ending with the Ascension
And everything in between was showing what love means
I say this because the time I’ve been giving to my friends as a gift is blessing me
Best thing I’ve ever received on Christmas Day is exactly what I’m giving away
I think that Jesus would say the same
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t buy presents, but don’t use them as an excuse not to be present
You’re worth more than any wealth you’ve spent
Don’t keep the best gift to yourself!