Christmas isn’t about gift-giving, it’s about self-giving. That’s what God did for us. He gave us himself.
So why do we fall into the trap of spending money on impersonal commodities instead of spending ourselves on personal connection?
We are grasping for tiny false gods to meet the God-sized needs in our souls. In my experience, the human soul’s deep yearning for God boils down to three needs: LOVE, DIRECTION, APPROVAL.