As thanksgiving approaches might we all have hearts filled with thanks. The following is my latest article published in the Hudson River Sampler
This fall there has been a challenge circulating around facebook to name three things one is thankful for, for five days. It is a great idea to help us get our minds off ourselves and focus on how blessed we are.
But it made me ask two questions.
To give thanks, or even to be thankful means there is someone we are extending thanks to. So when we write a list of what we are thankful for to whom are we directing our thanks?
And the second question: if we are thankful to God what does our list of thankfulness do for our hearts?
I, for one, don’t want to just be intellectually convinced that I am blessed – that I have much to thank God for…
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