“Giving and Receiving, 2 sides of one coin, giving and receiving, oh what a joy”, lines from a song by Tom McCurry.
Here are Maggie's words about this service:
We are certainly told that it is more blessed to give than to receive. I have learned something else. Unless and until I am willing to receive, my giving may feel like one of many things; obligation, duty, what is expected of me, even control. Receiving requires openness, vulnerability, surrender, trust and faith. “It’s holy, yes to give, and to receive is holy too”. Thank you, Tom, for this reminder.
Calvin Johnson lovingly gives of himself and his music and we on Sunday Evening eagerly receive his generous offering.