All posts tagged: gifts that give again

Giving Gifts that Give and Give and Give.

Two lists. That’s all it took to undo me somewhat these past few weeks. The first was the one I write up every year as we approach Christmas; the dreaded list of people I need to buy gifts for. Oh, I love Christmas, I do. And I love giving gifts. But the scale of that list has been known to send me into a panic. This year I counted 40 names. The other list came in the mail with a big, bloody headline that fairly screamed at me. STOP THE GENOCIDE! it said. The ACL’s letter told me that, since 2014, “ISIS has been carrying out a terror campaign against Christians, Yazidis, Shias and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. And there’s overwhelming evidence of crimes against them, including…” (And here’s that other list…) Assassinations of church leaders and mass murders Torture, systemic rape and sexual enslavement Kidnapping for ransom and theft of lands and wealth Destruction of churches, cemeteries and religious artefacts Forcible conversion to Islam (Please sign the petition to add pressure …