Have You Considered Giving The Gift of Love This Christmas?

gift-love-dvd-lgLooking for a sweet Christmas story to watch this holiday season? Alan found an old adaptation of O. Henry’s immortal short story, “The Gift of the Magi,” which was turned into a G-rated costume drama back in 1978 and stars Marie Osmond. The world of video stores and DVD’s didn’t exist back then, and as we didn’t go to the movies per se, we totally missed this charming classic. It got an 85% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.5 by IMDb, and Alan and I shared it over a bowl of popcorn, feeling warm and fuzzy the entire time. couple-skating-in-the-gift-of-love-1978In this story, the hero is a poor Swiss immigrant and the heroine is from an affluent family, and I won’t tell you anymore because I don’t want to spoil it for you, but it comes down to what we’ve all learned over the years: True love expresses itself in self sacrifice.gift-of-love-1978-movieThis Christmas, I hope we all find ways of giving the gift of love to those around us, whether or not they’re lovable! There’s a world of hurting people out there who need love and compassion, and even with our kith and kin it’s often hard to be self-sacrificing. Shall we try anyway??  🙂singing-at-piano-in-the-gift-of-love-1978-movie

Beloved, let us love one another,  for love is from God,
and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God
” (1 John 4:7,