Brian Wilson

The spirit of giving [Editorial]

The spirit of giving [Editorial]

The Christmas holiday season, and we’ll take license and refer to it the old-fashioned and not-so-politically-correct way, is fundamentally a time for celebration and for giving. That’s bedrock theology, albeit simplified for mass consumption.

Most of us like to receive gifts and probably just as many, if not more of us, find a certain personal joy and satisfaction in giving them. (Yes, that goes for you Scrooges out there – you can’t fool us!)

And best of all, there’s giving to people who are in need and to organizations who help people in need. Probably all of these folks need help with food, clothing, shelter and other essentials all year round, not just at Christmas, and...