Quotation of the month

Christmas focuses on the giving of gifts and in particular God’s gift of Salvation through his son Jesus. We have a number of short quotations this month that reflect this theme.

“A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.” Thomas A Kempis.

“God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.” Elizabeth Browning.

“Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not a gift to be shared.” Henri Nouwen.

“He is no fool who gives what he can not keep, to gain what he can not lose.” Jim Elliott, missionary martyred in Ecudador in 1956 while trying to covert the Auca tribe