As we enter the “season of giving,” we conjure images of bright red bows and tightly wrapped packages. But this time of year, especially, is crucial to meditate on what the verb “to give” means to each of us. We give gifts, yes, but we also give love, give time, and give service. What are you giving to those around you? Where are you not giving? What have you given yourself today, and what is it that you need to receive? In many faiths around the world, generosity is the foundation of spiritual life. How can you ensure that your river gives its journey to the next?
Brianna Curran, Washington, DC