I generally love color, but for some reason lately I just want to paint things in black and white. This painting is about much more than giving, but I am posting it for the inspire me Thursday giving theme because the upper right square is my image for giving.
It's supposed to be upside down because I like thinking about giving as something that is a contrarian act. Even though at Christmas it's the thing to do, to really give we have to break the pattern we normally live in.
Sometimes giving causes us to turn ourselves upside down. When I worked on staff at a Bible Camp we called this the "upside-down kingdom". The upside down kingdom was a world where we gave instead of took, served instead of led, and where the last would be first.