Gratitude

Posted: November 26, 2012 in Blog Roll
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Gratitude

As we just concluded the Thanksgiving holiday season, I wanted to share a quotation from Brennan Manning that has often encouraged me:

“The foremost quality of a trusting disciple is gratefulness. Gratitude arises from the lived perception, evaluation, and acceptance of all of life as grace – as an undeserved and unearned gift from the Father’s hand. Such recognition is itself the work of grace, and acceptance of the gift is implicitly an acknowledgement of the Giver.” (Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God, p. 24-25)

 May we live our lives in a continual celebration of thanksgiving for the gift of grace, and may our attitudes daily reflect gratitude to the Giver of life.

 Reflect:

What are some of the specific “Thank You’s” you’d like to offer today?

written by Jim Shearer for Leading Hearts: the Spirit Ranch Blog; http://spiritranch.us/gratitude

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