This idea of giving to Jesus encouraged me to begin my Christmas season not with my list of gifts for those I love but to start with a reflection of my walk with Christ. Since Christmas is His birthday, what gift would I present to Him this year?
Pleasure overpowered pleasure. Delight overpowered delight. One love overpowered another. I began to wonder if my problems in life were rooted not merely in lack of self-control, discipline, or personal will power, but were rooted in misplaced delight.
But the reality was that I did have emotions, and I was ashamed at what my emotions would tell me about myself.