God’s gift of self began with the creation of the universe. Another dramatic giving of the Godself occurred on the cross. Giving his life is who God is. If God is Self-Gift, then to be more like God we must become self-gift. As children we may have climbed into a box or put ribbon on our head and pretended to be a present. That wasn’t just a childish idea. A spiritually mature person realizes that there is only one thing we can give: ourselves.