My reflection today:
“ Oh gracious God, who so generously lavishes our lives with goodness, create in our hearts a deep center of gratitude, a center that grows so strong in its thanksgiving that sharing freely of our treasures becomes the norm and the pattern of our existence. Remind us often of how much you cherish us, of how abundantly you have offered gifts to us, especially in the hours of our greatest need. May we always be grateful for your reaching into our lives with surprises of joy, growth, and unearned love. Amen.￼￼” – Joyce Rupp
The Thanksgiving holiday is over but taking time to give thanks is not over. During this upcoming Advent season, ￼￼let us think of something to thank God for every day! When I hear the story of Jesus healing the ten people who had leprosy and only one returned to thank Jesus; it makes me very sad.￼ Let each one of us be the person that returns to Jesus and thank him for some gift each day.