Contributed by Paul Kallan on Jan 4, 2003
When life does not flow to others through us, there is no giving. When we begin to give as God gives Himself, God fills us with more of His life. God is God because He gives Himself.
A story that Theodor Schnitzler, an erstwhile parish priest of Cologne, narrates, explains the nature of a gift. Those were the days of hunger and misery soon after the World War II. One day before Christmas, he visited an old man in a home for the aged. During the conversation, the postman