Merry Christmas From Munchkinland

Luke 3:10-11 And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”


I still remember dropping my mint chocolate chip ice cream outside 31 Flavors as a child. Involuntarily forfeiting even a bite would have emitted a wince but watching a perfectly formed scoop of ice cream tumble from the top of a waffle cone was utter despair, particularly when little brother’s cone was staring tauntingly, fuller than ever with chocolate sprinkles. Flash forward 23 years later to a room full of orphaned munchkins running towards me with ice cream cones. I’m thinking we’re headed for heartbreak and big headaches for Teacha, “he get more” “I want sprinkle” But despite the crybabies, cranky pants, and the inevitable wrong side of the bed tiffs we get into, this is an attitude I’ve never seen at the orphanage. They are running not to dispute ice cream injustice but because they all want to be the first to share with me. I’ve never bought a school lunch because, no matter how much I protest, they insist of pooling their money (.40cents) to buy it for me as it is their greatest joy to share what little they have with me. I chose this verse not because it’s what I claim to be teaching them, but because it speaks to their embodiment of the golden rule and a love that beckons me to give more of myself each day.

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