Friday, November 2, 2007

My gift

Persons are the gifts of God to me! They are already wrapped, some beautifully and others less attractively. Some have been mishandled in the mail, others come "Special Delivery." Some are loosely wrapped; others very tightly closed. But the wrapping is NOT the gift, and this is an important realization.

It is so easy to make a mistake in this regard. To judge the contents by the cover. Sometimes the gift is opened very easily; sometimes the help of others is needed. MAYBE, it is because they are afraid. It could be that they were once opened and then discarded... Maybe they have been hurt before and don't want to be hurt again. They may now feel more like "things" than human persons.

I am a person; like everyone else I too am a gift. God filled me with a goodness that is only mine. And yet, sometimes I am afraid to look inside my wrapping. Maybe I am afraid I would be disappointed,and maybe I don't trust my own contents. OR, it may be that I have never really accepted the GIFT THAT I AM. Every meeting and sharing of persons is an exchange of gifts.

My gift is Me. Your gift is You. WE ARE GIFTS TO EACH OTHER.