Today is Boxing Day, a day with its roots in the medieval tradition of placing alms and small gifts in the church Poor Box on Saint Stephen’s Day, the day after Christmas. By the early 1800s Boxing Day had become a time to reach out beyond one’s immediate family. Not only the poor, but clerks, servants, delivery people, and others would receive a “Christmas Box” filled with treats or money. It’s a worthy tradition, one we should all consider observing. Not only the day after Christmas. But every day.
“Freely you have received