There’s nothing quite as ugly as a kid who doesn’t like his Christmas gift…and who lets the world know it. Ours is a very privileged culture, and we’re pretty familiar with this sort of attitude. But I don’t believe that the idea is to make others suffer for the selfish attitudes of a few.
Perhaps this kid needs to NOT get gifts this Christmas to learn a dose of humility. You know, to receive what he actually deserves. But I want to challenge us to be more intentional about our gift-giving this Christmas. Here are some reasons I think it’s great to give Christmas presents.