Everyone is excited about Christmas and now that Christmas season is already here, everyone is becoming busy preparing for it.
While everyone is busy thinking of the things that we should prepare for Christmas and the things that would make it more fun for us, some people out there cannot be seen with any sign of excitement on their faces for this coming Christmas.
These are the homeless people. They are on the street praying everyday that a good Samaritan would take a glimpse of them and would be generous enough to share a bit of kindness for them.
There are plenty of reasons why a certain person becomes homeless and with that we can’t blame them for being in that situation because if they also have a choice they wouldn’t choose to be there.
So, this Christmas season, we should not only be busy preparing for our decorations, attire for Christmas parties, festivities, gifts, and so many other things that in reality do not really reflect the essence of Christmas.
This Christmas season we should also include in our busy preparations, our in kind donations to the homeless people.
Yes, that is the essence of Christmas. Because the true spirit of Christmas is giving – being generous enough to all those in need.
Christmas is about celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Christmas shows how generous the Father is, that He sent His only begotten Son to save us, to save the world from sins.
Whose Father would be willing to offer and sacrifice His son to save a shameful sinner like us? I think humans can’t do that. But God, He did it. This is the greatest example of kindness, of generosity, of humbleness – of love.
Therefore Christmas is all about love. Just as the father shows us His greatest love, we should in return offer Him our thanksgiving. And how can we thank Him enough? Simply by sharing love too to all those in need.
Some words of Jesus in Matthew 25:35-45 emphasizes that whenever a certain person is in need, Jesus is also in need, that whenever we refuse to help one of those needed people, we refuse to help Jesus.
So in order to be thankful to God for the great love that He has given to us and always showing to us, this Christmas we should not forget to include it in our list to help the homeless people.
How can we do that? We simply give. We simply share what we can share. We simply be generous enough for all the blessings we have. We should show empathy, kindness – love to these people.
We should start preparing gifts for them in any kind. May it be food, clothes, shoes, money or a home for them to keep warm. These people do not require us to give a lot, they just need a little bit of help from us for them to survive.
Jesus said, “Feed the hungry; Give drinks to the thirsty; Shelter the homeless; Clothed the naked; Take care of the sick; Visit the prisoners. For whatsoever you did to the least of my brethren, you did it to me.”
We can donate a lot of things to these homeless people. This is so much possible. Even though, we think, we have less in life but to think twice, we can still offer something to them. We should put that in mind.
Christmas is about giving so we can lift up a lonely or sad spirit. What a great feeling when you see someone smile because of you. It is the most genuine happiness that you can experience in your whole life – a pure smile or happiness from a certain someone or stranger because of your generosity and kindness.
Remember that all the good things you’ve done in life will be repaid by God in whatever blessings He wants to pour in your life. But also take note, that when you give, don’t expect something in return. Give without counting the cost and your heart will be alright.
So this Christmas season, since this is the happiest time of the year for most of us, let’s make it the happiest time of the year for everyone especially the homeless people and all those in need.
Don’t walk away from strangers in need, from the homeless in the streets. Offer what you can offer. Respect them, show kindness to them, talk to them and smile at them. With these, you are assuring them that there is still hope and that life is still beautiful despite of everything.
See you this Christmas everyone – see you helping every homeless you’ll meet in the street! Don’t forget, they need love, you can give love and they can offer love in return!
Let a homeless person experience the joy of Christmas. Let him or her have a merry Christmas!