Even in their worry Paul knows there are still things to be thankful for. And as they season their requests and petitions with gratitude, they will better recognize the hand of God already at work on their behalf.
Gratitude can usher us into praise and worship as we take time to follow it back to its source.
Every time we feel gratitude, even if it’s for a small favor or a tiny comfort, we can tap into the larger gratitude of the Eucharist, giving thanks for Christ’s redemptive work on our behalf.
What if I could learn how to feel and express gratitude in a way that brings glory to God throughout my day?
How can we move from coarseness to gentleness in a world full of tell-it-like-it-is bullies? Gratitude changes the discussion.