The Word Among Us

July 2015 Issue

A Priceless Gift

It’s the thought that counts

A Priceless Gift: It’s the thought that counts

“The Gift of the Magi” is a short story by an American author named O. Henry. It’s the story of a poor couple struggling to make ends meet. It was Christmas, and Della and Jim were determined to give each other a special gift. But because they didn’t have any money, they had to be creative.

Unbeknownst to Della, Jim decided to sell his gold pocket watch—a family heirloom—and use the money to buy Della a beautiful set...

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