Sunday, November 20 — For What Are We Grateful?

With Thanksgiving next Thursday, this Sunday the Fellowship celebrates a day of gratitude.  When hearts are open in thankfulness, individuals open themselves to the presence of God within, for gratitude is an expression of hope and joy and love.

Giving thanks isn’t just about having the things desired in life or knowing that needs are being met, though.  Giving thanks is about recognizing one’s true Identity and purpose.  It is knowing that God loves everyone, and allowing that love to flow freely, as an expression of gratitude.

Gratitude is found within, regardless of external circumstances.  One might recall the stories heard of people who are grateful even in prison or in the midst of war.  They’re not deluded; rather, they simply recognize the truth.  Let’s start our own thanksgiving by opening to God’s love, and by remembering what gratitude is really all about.

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