The Parent of All Virtues
We have trouble being grateful because we fail to acknowledge our sinfulness and debt. Isn't that why we complain about every slight from family or friends?
The truth is that we have so many things to be thankful for, including family, home, work, play, food, drink, and everything else that goes into daily life. But the God who provides these things has given us an even better gift: himself.
God has revealed himself to us, giving us his Word, granting us faith and the Holy Spirit, hearing our prayers, and forgiving our sins. So, rejoice and receive the gifts of God, confessing him and his goodness. Or, as the psalmist says, "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."
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Previous columns by Mollie Ziegler Hemingway include:
Faith Unbound | Why spirituality is sexy but religion is not. (September 20, 2010)
Vainly Naming the Name | Cussing isn't our only problem—though that's bad enough. (July 21, 2010)
Same Sex, Different Marriage | Many of those who want marriage equality do not want fidelity. (May 10, 2010)
- In Praise of Confidence
- Flunking Pew's Pop Quiz
- Faith Unbound
- Same Sex, Different Marriage
- Is Cosmetic Surgery Immoral?