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The first garbage day after Christmas must be the biggest garbage day of the year. You can tell what most people got for Christmas by just looking at the garbage pile in front of the house. We usually throw out all the boxes--unless you have children who like to play in boxes.

What if you passed by a house and out front were new TV’s and DVD players, new toys and clothing and jewelry because they saw more value in the boxes and kept them instead of what was in them. The boxes were meant to be just temporary containers for what was of value.

Paul says this world and the things in it are just temporary and to miss out on finding and keeping what really matters is like preferring the box over the true gift that was given.

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