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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude on Thanksgiving!

The following is a quote from our staff chapel yesterday. Thank you Dean Nester for sharing it with us.
Gratitude is more than a mental exercise, more than a formula of words. We cannot be satisfied to make a mental note of things which God has done for us and then perfunctorily thank Him for favors received. Gratitude requires more than that.

To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us...and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a gift of grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful man knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. That is what makes all the difference in a true person of thanks.
- From Thoughts in Solitude by Thomas Merton

I choose an attitude of gratitude on this Thanksgiving Weekend because of the experience...God is our creator, He is Good, and He is Faithful. Thanks be to God our Father. You know I love ya and wish you the happiest of Thanksgiving Day. - Don

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