Parish-Minister Quotes

24th Day of Oct 2021 REFLECTION

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful, readiness to show appreciation for and to return
in kindness. It’s a strong feeling of appreciation to someone for what the person has done to
help you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for
you in Christ Jesus.
But reality is that sometimes constant life demands, struggles, and worries give more room
to defeat than to a heart of thanks. Or we forget, in the midst of busyness and pressures, just
to pause and give thanks, for all that God has done, and continues to do in our lives.
Sometimes it is really a sacrifice to offer praise and thanks. We may not feel like doing
it. We’re struggling, we’re weary, or maybe, we feel like He let us down. We think God
seems distant, like he is far away, or doesn’t really care about what’s troubling us. Painful life
blows and losses might have recently sent us spiraling.
We have a choice, every day, to give him thanks.

Grace Harrison