No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. Ambrose
This week it’s been a challenge to cultivate and nurture a thankful heart.
Not that I don’t have loads to be thankful for, I do.
I was just reminded how much we have to lose this week.
The single area I’m convinced where we will gain is spiritually.
Because when times get tough people finally accept their limitations.
And historically, people turn to for the first time or revisit their faith again during these times of hardship.
So while I’m still nursing some sadness and sorrow, I can already feel myself gaining new ground…and I’m full of hopeful expectation despite what the naysayers are well…saying.
I recall that word of encouragement that Gandalf gave to Frodo when Frodo said he wished the ring had never come to him. Gandalf replied, “So do all who live to see such times…but we must make the most of what we’ve been given.”
Instead of wringing my hands and fretting about what might be, I’m going to take a look around and start being grateful for what is good, and right, and true.
And this Memorial Day weekend, what better way than to say thank you to everyone who sacrificed all for the sake of our country?
Honestly, what duty is more urgent than giving thanks to those who deserve it?