How quickly our attention shifts from gratitude and generosity on Thanksgiving Day to consumption and coupons on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday! Today, Giving Tuesday, is an opportunity to refocus ourselves on the holiness of this season and the motivations for our gift-giving: celebration of God's grace, abundance, and presence. The season of Advent is all about refocusing our minds and hearts to receive the gift of Christ, who is love incarnate, bread of life, redeemer and liberator. Today, may your #GivingTuesday donations to Week of Compassion be an act of prayer and preparation. Give here or text WoC to 41444 (be sure to complete your gift by clicking the link in the text message reply).
Your gift-giving can be doubly generous! Below are banners, which link to several Week of Compassion partners who provide alternative ideas for your Christmas gifts. Instead of more stuff to clutter the closets, give the gift of changing the world.
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