Christmas is coming. Does that thought stress you out?! Do you worry about not being able to give the most expensive and extraordinary gifts at Christmas? Do you feel you must keep up with everyone else? Relax…think about the gifts you already have to give. They are more precious than anything you find in the trendiest stores, the most fabulous catalogs or online shopping sites. These gifts are within you and are often called your Spiritual Gifts. God shared them with all of us so we could share them with others. They can be given in so many ways and to so many people. They are the gifts of time and talent. As Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”
At St. Paul’s Cathedral, everyone is able to find these gifts and give of them freely. Just as the Little Drummer Boy shared his gift of music with the Baby Jesus, you too can share your Spiritual Gifts. They cost nothing, but are extraordinary and precious.
If you would like to explore your Spiritual Gifts, please contact Vicki Hoppenrath, Time and Talent Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 619-298-7261 x349.