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Christmas Reminder December 15, 2006

Posted by larrylaz in Quotes.
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Joe,

I have some thoughts to your first post today on keeping watch, because I read something this morning that was right along those same lines. But I think I’ll save that for another time since you have already given us something lengthy to think about. Instead I’ll just post a timely quote I came across today.

J.I. Packer, in his classic book Knowing God, writes:

“The Christmas spirit is the spirit of those who, like their Master, live their whole lives on the principle of making themselves poor—spending and being spent to enrich their fellow humans, giving time, trouble, care and concern, to do good to others—and not just their own friends—in whatever way there seems to be a need….If we desire spiritual quickening for ourselves individually, one step we should take is to seek to cultivate this spirit. ‘You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich’ (2 Cor 8:9).”

May we strive to spread the same spirit of humility, service and sacrifice this Christmas.

Larry

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