Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Santa Claus God

Someone told me that they had a Santa Claus God at one time.  Ask God for things and expect God to deliver on schedule, that is, fulfill your expectations.  Then this person learned to forget themselves, or at least not to be so self-focused, and began to give of themselves to others.  This person than found that they became happier in giving.  Maybe this is why Santa seems to be so happy, or jolly, as the jingle goes.  Santa is a giver.  God is a giver too, but not much for self-centered people who emphasize their own self-importance over against others.  So my friend has discovered.  Sometimes I find myself drifting into prayer to a Santa Claus God.  So this is a good blog for me.  What about you?

1 comment:

  1. Your analogy of getting something and then giving/sharing "gifts" is worth underlining -- and would like reading in your ***pastoral*** blogs from other like readers. Am not into dry polemics. // RAL