Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Charity...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) last Friday, November 27th, you'll know that I said that I brought to my daughter P's home on November 24th, my birthday... some tortillas filled with Mexican filling, from home. 

You may be wondering why I did this.  Especially, since P was making a Mexican dinner for us.

Well, it was because I had it at home, and thought I would have my family share it with me!

Did I make it?  No.

You see, on Monday, November 23rd, the day before my birthday, I went across the border into USA, to mail things to friends and family who live in USA and to those who live outside Canada and USA.

I know... this probably sounds silly to you.  But, to me, it's not.

You see, our Canadian postal rates are very high.  Not just to mail things within Canada.  But, also for mailing things outside our country.

My friend C decided to come with me.  For this, I thank her!

You see, I met her at her home.  Then, she drove us over to Detroit, Michigan, USA.

We stopped at the United States Postal Service (USPS) building.  That's where I mailed all those items.

By doing this, I saved about $40.00 by mailing Christmas cards, and a copy of my book... (Love Never Fails You...) from there!  That's over and above the cost of even crossing the border, in addition to the postal mailing costs.

This also meant that I was able to treat my friend C to lunch, and provide dinner for her, and I, also.  In fact, I brought food back that lasted me three (3) days!

I know... I didn't have to spend that money.  But, if I had mailed those things from Canada I would have. 

So, I felt it was best to do what we did.  After all, I benefited, and so did my friend C.  Plus, my family also.

Knowing that my family also enjoys Mexican food, I decided to bring some and share it... when we gathered together on my birthday.  I did it, because I love them, and wanted to share food that matched our planned meal.

Thinking once again about love, brought to mind 1 Corinthians 13:4, "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,"

As I said before, charity... is love.  Just as we read in various versions of God's Word, the Bible.

This means that love suffereth long... and is kind.  Love envieth not and vaunteth not itself, and is not puffed up.

What a blessing this is!

To be loved, I mean.

My friends, do what you can to show love to others.  For this, you will be blessed.


Until next time...

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