Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Thanksgiving: more than a holiday

Sometimes, struggling, it's tempting to ask 'Why me, God?'

But it's better to ask 'Why NOT me, God?' Because "thanksgiving is more than just a holiday, but a crucial spiritual discipline that we must cultivate daily. Our selfish sinful nature takes an open-ended question like “Why me?” but only asks it as a means to question God and to count all that we lack in life. But thanksgiving stands as a bulwark against this tendency. Gratitude brings balance to our lives, reminding us to always look for blessings, even when we find ourselves in what we think is a barren wasteland. And as we give thanks, we inevitably come to the realization that we are undeservedly, richly, and bewilderingly blessed."

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