The retail world is made or broken based on what happens the 6 weeks surrounding Christmas. The entire world may not bow at the throne of Jesus, but a made-up celebration of his birthday is the biggest fiscal holiday on the planet. Jesus declares his glory even through the mundane giving and receiving of presents at Christmas. You simply cannot deny it.
But what if the world’s people started giving and receiving gifts that reflected the heart of the Gospel? Just like The Passion of the Christ radically transformed the movie industry… what if God’s people radically transformed the Christmas retail space by how they spent money?
Here are five gift ideas that would change things if masses of people did them.
- Kiva gift certificates
- Purchase a Community Supported Agriculture membership
- Sponsor a child with Compassion International
- Donate to a socially progressive organization
- Hire a socially progressive speaker, author, or organization to come to your town
You want to change the world? Let’s start with at least recognizing the connection between what we spend/support and where that money actually goes. Be good stewards. Be responsible. And the world will change to meet the needs of the worlds people.
That is the heart of capitalism, right?