Half-Hearted Gifts

Have you ever received a gift and thought to yourself, “How much effort went into this?” Sometimes we receive gifts we don’t really like. Some of those gifts we end up regifting to others. In fact, US News & World Report did an article about dos and don’ts of regifting. Don’t “regift within the family.” Do “package it prettily.” The point is sometimes we receive what we do not want. And we give what we really don’t want (Kendal Perez, “Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Regifting,” December 21, 2016). We do this to God too. Instead of putting our thought and heart into what we offer him, some of us give him half-hearted gifts.