This short story is very well said. John Groberg tells about Christmas when he was a missionary in Tonga. It was the hot time of the year. Gift giving was not possible as the residents were poor and did not have much to give. Instead they would give acts of service. He recounts how he and his companion were providing an act of service for a grandmother, who had grown tired and weary caring for a sick granddaughter. The missionaries decided to give her some needed relief. However as they cared for the child through the night, his companion in term gave Groberg a gift by letting him sleep through his turn of watching the child.
This story is a fine example of the true spirit of Christmas.