Why do we struggle with generosity that doesn't add up the way we would like it to? As I think about Christmas over the next few days, I realize that God was very generous with the news about his son's coming to earth - he just wasn't generous with the people we would expect. Shepherds, young couples, foreign kings, old men.
In the era of instant information, we think ideas are only as valuable as the importance of the people who know them. But is this really true? Was the Christmas story less important becuase the emperor wasn't told?
Ideas are shared with those who will accept them and use them wisely. Those are not always the ones we expect. Christmas has a wonderful lesson about generosity for us - God rewards his revelations to those whose hearts are open to his words.