The gift is not about the fancy wrappings, neither is it the container within which the gift lies. The gift is the gift itself. But if we flaunt the wrappings, praise the container and never use the gift, it is like taking a peanut, eating the shell and throwing away the true source of nourishment—the nut meat. Some people call that separation, some call that a sin, and some call that ‘missing the mark.’ Whatever you call it, it is time to correct it.
Find the gift within. Nurture it. Develop it. Thank the Gift Giver by using it.