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Column: ‘True giving’ not material items but opening hearts, minds




’Tis the season ... for Black Friday, for Cyber Tuesday, for endless circulars in the mail, for juggling competing holiday parties, for longer lines at the post office, for trying to find a parking space at the mall, for deciding how much money to spend on presents, for deciding how much credit card debt to take on, and for TV commercials pushing diamonds, cruises and shavers with floating heads.

Many feel the Christmas season to be a kind of quest, in most cases, a quest for the perfect gift for someone we love. Of course, at the same time, that special someone is searching for the perfect gift for us. Christmas can easily end up being a time of trading gift for gift rather than a time of true giving.

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