In chapter five of Paul's first letter to the church in Thessaloniki he writes:
"We urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the faint-hearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
Even in the midst of this trying time, there is much for which to be grateful. Sometimes it is hard to remember or see all of them given all that is competing for our time and attention. But, even in the midst of this moment we can practice and build a practice of giving thanks - even now.
Join the clergy and others for a 5-week study on the practice of gratitude beginning Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 pm on Zoom (Click to Join). Together we will be reading and discussing Grateful by Diana Butler Bass, available on Amazon and from local booksellers.