The ideal gift is . . . yourself. Give an hour of your time. Give a note of encouragement. Give a hug of affirmation. Give a visit of mercy. Give a meal you prepared. Give a word of compassion. Give a deed of kindness.
I Corinthians 16:7, “For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.”
-From The Quest for Character, p. 177