Thought of the Day November 22, 2023 Gratitude and love

By 10:31 AM

 “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 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 person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.” Thomas Merton

Gratitude is a sign of a mature person. We have to teach and remind children to be grateful. The mature person doesn't have to be taught, but has learned the lesson of gratitude. With gratitude comes a deeper awareness of the need to share with others from the many blessings we have received. As the scripture says: to whom much is given, much is expected.  Gratitude of the heart flows from the conviction that one is loved and seeks to love others. Let your love be manifested in gratitude and your gratitude in love. Thank you, Lord. I love you.

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