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"Persons Are Gifts"

~~Author Unknown~~~

Persons are gifts which the
Father sends to me......wrapped!
Some are wrapped very beautifully;
They are very attractive when I first see them.
Some come in very ordinary wrapping paper.
Others have been mishandled in the mail.
Once in a while, there is a "Special Delivery."

Some persons are gifts which very loosely wrapped;
Others very tightly.
But the wrapping is not the gift.
It is so easy to make this mistake;
It's amusing when babies do it.

Sometimes the gift is very easy to open up;
Sometimes I need others to help.
Is it because they are afraid?
Does it hurt?
Maybe they've been opened up before and thrown away!

I am a gift, too.
A gift to myself, first of all;
The Father gave myself to me.....
And I am a gift to other persons.
Am I willing to be given by the Father to others?
A person for others?
Or do others have to be contented with the wrappings?
Never permitted to enjoy the gifts?
Every meeting of persons is a gift.
Friendship is a relationship between persons
Who see themselves as they truly are:
Gifts of the Father to each other for others.... Brothers and Sisters.