Even if you have only a little leisure for reading, try not to miss this offering by the great Roger Scruton. He is not a Catholic, but he is a true philosopher and an intuitive personalist. Note how like John Paul II he sounds:
When I give something I am present in the gift: it comes from me and is a symbol and an out-growth of the free self that is the moral heart of me. The gift comes wrapped in affection, an out-going of me to you that is created by the very act of giving. Even if the gift belongs to a context of ritual and reciprocity, it is something more than a bargain or a contractual exchange. It is I, going out to you.
I’d like to add many more quotes, but lack time. Do read the whole thing.