Catholic Husband

Love, Lead, Serve

The List

Presents wrapped in front of the tree

With just a few weeks until Christmas, I’m sure that your shopping is in full swing. For many of us, the hustle and bustle can be disheartening. In this season of Advent, we wait with joyful hope, but most of our focus is on other things.

A few years ago, Alison started putting together a Christmas list full of prompts and ideas to help us think about gifts outside of our wheelhouse. I’d always default to some technology and I found it to be a great help in discerning what my material wants and needs really are. I’d like to share the list with you so that you can benefit.

After you finish your list, I want to invite you to make a spiritual inventory. What are the gifts that you wish to receive so that you might better serve those people in your life? In what ways do you want to grow in the coming year?

Gift giving is a beautiful practice, and one that taps into the important virtues of generosity and gratitude. Give gifts from your heart and prepare yourself to receive the greatest gift on Christmas morning.
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