Seasonal Thoughts

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
                    —Psalm 107:1

Thanksgiving is a calendar-reminder of the blessings of God, the Great Giver. On the heels of Thanksgiving comes Christmas, when we are nudged to be givers. The season spurs us to be both grateful and generous.

Maybe we eat too much and spend too much. But I have a feeling that God enjoys the season. He isn’t a Sky Scrooge, bah-humbugging our thankful and generous impulses. I imagine he smiles as he receives our thanks and eavesdrops on the joy we receive from showing a little love to those who have shown us a lot of it.

May our feelings of thanks at Thanksgiving include gratitude for spiritual blessings, not just physical ones. And may our giving at Christmas include causes that make a difference.

Unexpressed gratitude is ingratitude.

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