The Bishop of Exeter’s Christmas Message 2012

Putting the piles of presents under the Christmas trees this year, I have not been able to get out of my mind the image of another tree and under it a young woman, sleeping rough, and then crushed as it toppled over in the recent storms in Exeter….

…there is one gift that we can all give, because it is something that we all have: we can give ourselves, and our care and attention to others, especially those in need, or who feel marginalised or alone.

Giving of ourselves is the best gift we can give and paradoxically the one which gives us the most back too. It was the gift that God gave us at Christmas; he gave it freely but not without cost.

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