Instead of being angry after a natural disaster, we need to step up and help those in need. Instead of being angry after a homicide, rape, dispicable crime on television, w need to do out part to make sure there is a Boys and Girls Club in our neighborhood. Or a shelter the families in hiding can turn to. And we need to show them how NOT to be angry with God for not being there, but how He is there through us. Feel sad about the children on tv who need food or medicine overseas? Donate. Even better, donate locally. Do you know how many children here in our own country need our help?
This Christmas, and hopefully everyone from now on, our elf's first job with us will be to remind my children to be generous. He has shown up with a sack like Santa's and wants the kids to give their toys they no longer need to those who do need them. It will be a big job for a 4 year old to understand, but I am hoping I can instill in her generosity so she can show God to others. He is there, always.