Giving is a grace

Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love for us—I want you to excel also in this grace of  giving. 2 Cor. 8:7

Giving,  faith, speech, knowledge, joy, zeal, or love are graces that grow in our hearts and minds because Christ Himself is this way. Our responses to these Spirit inspired graces are a joyful anticipation of reconciliation and relationship with Him. We honor the Giver when giving is a response to grace rather than to obligation or pressure.

Let each gift I give this Christmas be an act of grace.