All around the world Christians whether young or old, await excitedly for this time of the year — Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ. It is a time of giving gifts because Christians consider Him as the greatest gift they have ever received. It is also a time of celebrations, sumptuous food and exchanging of gifts. Christmas is a time of grandeur, and not to forget good old Santa Claus in his magnificent sleigh carrying an enormous bag of fantastic gifts! But is Christmas only about this? Isn’t there something deeper and meaningful to this season? The answer is yes, there is.
Besides material gifts, Christmas is a time for sharing some extraordinary gifts — the gifts of Charity, Hope, Love, Kindness, Happiness and Peace. These gifts are within our hearts; we need to bring them out and share them. Sharing is caring, and our small intangible gifts could touch the lives of many people at this special time of the year. Sharing our extraordinary gifts is not limited to just a group of people. Neither the givers nor the receivers of these gifts are limited by their age, race, class or culture. These gifts are meant for everyone, to be wholeheartedly and freely given.