Friday, 27 February 2009

Generous Giver

Give out a thought: Over the last couple of days we've looked at two images that Miroslav Volf uses to illustrate how we often misunderstand how God provides. Drawing this together he writes:
'God generously gives, so God is not a negotiator of absolute dimensions. God demands, so God is an not an infinite Santa Claus. So what is the relationship between God's giving and God's demanding? In other words, what is the difference between a Santa Claus God and a gift-giving God? The bare-bones answer is this: a Santa Claus God gives simply so we can have and enjoy things; the true God gives so we can become joyful givers and not just self-absorbed receivers. God the giver has made us to be givers and obliges us therefore to give.' 

Give out an image:

Give out an action: Get a bag of treats together - maybe chocolates, sweets or little novelty items. Then when an unwelcome distraction comes along, it may be you have to help someone when you are really busy, not only help them but give them a treat out of your bag as well.

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