The empty chair

In all of our preparations for Christmas let us reserve a chair or two for Christmas for those souls whom society often rejects. You don’t have to look hard to find these hurting souls. They are all around you. When you take the time to look into their eyes, you can see pain and sorrow etched on their faces.

Their need knows no season. Loneliness , hunger, poverty and despair don’t just happen at Christmas. Love is needed in every life 365 days a year.

There is a gift all of us can give that is far more enduring and more valuable than the latest Ipad, Smart Phone or Ipod. It doesn’t require special gift wrap. It will never need to be returned because it isn’t working. You don’t even have to put this gift on a lay away plan.  It is rare that this gift will be returned to sender. That gift is ourselves.

Ourselves is a gift we can give every day of the year. Consider volunteering at a school, shelter, church, food bank, youth centre or social service agency. There are so many hurting souls who need the gift of your love and understanding.

As you sing the songs about Christ’s love for all during this Christmas season, please reserve a seat or two this Christmas and at all times of need for the rejected, dejected and the lonely. They are empty chairs worth filling. The love of Christ within our hearts is the greatest gift of all we can give to them.


About osborne2029

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. I m in an M.A.-Ph.D program with St. James the Elder Theological Seminary to train to become a psychotherapist and priest. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on December 5, 2013, in On Christianity, On Circumstances, On Giving, On Loving Others and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Positive Scribbles and commented:

    • Thank you most kindly for the reblog! I found it difficult to pry my eyes away from your blog. You have such a wide variety of writing ranging from a piece on Nelson Mendela’s birthday to poetry that is challenging, inspiring and uplifting. Everyone, you will be so touched by this blogger’s writing. Check it out for yourself. You’ll be glad you did. I came away feeling renewed in my spirit that our words, the thoughts our Lord puts on our hearts to share with others, can really reach them at their point of deepest need.

      Keep up the great work!

      May the Lord shower you with His richest blessings.


  2. Reminded of the scripture Luke 14:12-14
    He also said to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, don’t invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, or your rich neighbors, because they might invite you back, and you would be repaid. On the contrary, when you host a banquet, invite those who are poor, maimed, lame, or blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

    Have a great day!

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