- Who among you has the gift of hospitality -- the gift of welcoming in "the stranger" and helping them feel comfortable and valued.
- Who among you has the gift of listening -- the gift to let another person pour out their heart and then offering them a word of comfort or wisdom?
- Who among you has the gift of healing -- the ability to reach out to others in a time of crisis and need and make the touch of God real and tangible?
- Who among you has the gift of leadership--the ability to energize others to put their faith into action in places where others are hurting and in need?
The Advent season is the perfect time to focus on these gifts of the Spirit that really matter -- the kind of gifts that won't end up collecting dust on some shelf or find their way into our next garage sale. They are the gifts that draw us together and nurture us as a community on the journey of faith.--Brian