In the Gospel today, a crowd approached John the Baptist and asked “What can we do?” John told them to give away their extra stuff to those who could use it.
In Bible Adventures today, we will be talking to the kids about appreciating all of their stuff.
What a fitting week to be covering this topic since we conclude our Giving Tree program.
Every year I am absolutely blown away by the generosity of our parishioners during this program! Just go look at the gathering space… it is hard to even walk in doors since there are so many gifts under our Giving Tree! The people who will receive these gifts will be so appreciative of what they’ve received and those who have given feel a real sense of joy.
Sometimes it is easy to forget how lucky we are to have all of our stuff but when we stop to think about those who have less, or would really appreciate the things we take for granted, it can really put things into perspective.
I love this season for many reasons, but the main reason I love this season is the air of generosity and appreciation!