You weren’t made to be comfortable on a couch eating chocolate. You were made to be the hands and feet of Christ extending his love to all. You were made to take risks for the love of God. Sound scary? Maybe so, but you were made for greatness.
The task of participating in Christ’s mission of salvation is not optional. It is one of the reasons you were created. If one should refuse, he may hear those terrifying words: “Throw this useless servant into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, known as the season of Advent, we will give lots of gifts. Gifts to our co-workers, family, friends and even strangers. Giving freely is something God calls us to do and brings us great joy.