What I can, I give

A Christmas Day image-and-word meditation:

What can I give him, poor as I am?

If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;

if I were a wise man, I would do my part;

yet what I can I give him – give my heart.

From the poem, “In the bleak midwinter”, 5th stanza (1872) by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894)

2 thoughts on “What I can, I give

  1. I love the concept of giving my heart!! When I decided that I was going to make my own LEGO kits the only piece that wasn’t negotiable was the red or pink heart because I think caregivers need to give and receive lots of love…. And that’s exactly what God gives us even when we don’t always deserve it.

    Love!

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  2. Ah, my dear Loretta, I believe you’ve shed a bright light on a truth of love: None of us deserves love, at least, not the love that is free gift; given precisely because the giver possesses it and, liberally, unconditionally (irrespective of who the receiver is or what the receiver does), can and will choose to give it away.

    Love

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