Jul 21, 2021 |
Summer Throwback: I am Thankful for You| The Rev. Philip DeVaul
Summer Throwback: I am Thankful for You
Note: As part of our When Love Shows Up Summer Throwback Series we are re-posting this podcast which was originally posted on November 25, 2020.
Naming gratitude is important because you are actively naming things that have nothing to do with what you have earned or achieved. Think about it. You don’t thank people for giving you things you earned. You thank people when they do things that make you forget about earning. You give thanks for beauty and generosity and forgiveness and kindness and friendship and honesty and faithfulness. That right there is a list of things that you cannot earn or achieve. They are living embodiments of Grace: Gifts of God for the people of God. Gratitude is the antidote to the culture of earning. Gratitude is a recognition of just how much of your daily life is a gift. Gratitude is an acknowledgment of your belonging to God.