“When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don’t eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.” ~ Winnie the Pooh
There is no such thing as “too much of a good thing.”
Hold your angry comments for a moment.
I think the problem is not with too much good, but with our definition of good. The problem is with our misplaced affection for inanimate things – things that can never love you back. It’s very easy for Christmas to be about things and parties, doing and going and eating and getting. There can (and probably will) be too much of that this season.
I think we are way too focused on gifts, and not nearly focused enough on giving.
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.” John 3:16-17 (MSG)
God demonstrated it. Giving is love. Love is giving.
Giving is good. Love is good. God is good. Using this definition of good, there is no such thing as too much of a good thing.
Let’s focus on the good things this Christmas.
Be extravagant with goodness. Real goodness.
There’s no such thing as too much of that.