“Today we would remove all meaningless and self-made gifts which we have placed upon the holy altar where God’s gifts belong. 2 His are the gifts that are our own in truth. 3 His are the gifts that we inherited before time was, and that will still be ours when time has passed into eternity. 4 His are the gifts that are within us now, for they are timeless. 5 And we need not wait to have them. 6 They belong to us today.”
I don’t have to earn God’s love. I simply need to accept that it is of him and in me. Not only that, but I need not earn the love of my brothers and sisters, for, like me, they are all part of God’s One Creation. I may not always recognize either the gifts or the love, but they’re there when I take the time to go within to find them. All of us, with these gifts of love, joy, and peace, are wealthy indeed, and that wealth never diminishes, but only grows as we give it away. I am grateful.