Giving Benefits

“So long as the heart is willing, it’s what you have that is acceptable, not what you don’t have.” - II Corinthians 8:12 (The Inclusive New Testament, publisher- Priests for Equality)

Here is our gift to you (from Agape' MCC):


  • The Gift of Listening.  But you must really listen.  No interrupting, no planning your response.  Just listening.
  • The Gift of Affection.  Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back, and handholding.  Let these small actions demonstrate your love for family and friends.
  • The Gift of Laughter.  Clip cartoons.  Share great articles and funny stories.  Your gift will say, “I love to laugh with you.”
  • The Gift of a Written Note.  It can be a simple “I love you” or “Thanks for your help.”  A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.
  • The Gift of a Compliment.  A simple and sincere, “You look great in red,” “You did a super job,” or “That was a wonderful meal” can make someone’s day.
  • The Gift of a Favor.  Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.
  • The Gift of Solitude.  There are times when we want only to be left alone.  Be sensitive to those times, and give the gift of solitude to others.
  • The Gift of Good Cheer.  The easiest way to feel good is to make others feel good.