This past Sunday we continued to use Gary Chapman's Five Long Languages as our framework to see how we might give an receive love. This week, we focused on receiving gifts. We talked about how that theme shows up in our sacred texts; particularly the story of the woman who washes Jesus' feet with her tears and costly ointment.
We looked at how we can all give extravagantly. I think Mother Teresa is attributed to the quote, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." It's the intention of the gift that makes the biggest difference.
Where do you see extravagant giving (in love, justice, mercy)? When have you received a gift that was extravagant in this way?
PS: If you haven't had a chance to do the love languages quiz, here's the link!