Sunday, November 20, 2005

WHERE THE SPIRITUAL LIFE BEGINS

With the Thanksgiving holiday just five days away, I'm sharing poem, quotes, and reflections on thanksgiving and gratitude. In an interview for Christian Century (March 22, 2003), Garrison Keillor said:

“Gratitude is where spiritual life begins. Thank you, Lord, for this amazing and bountiful life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you, Lord, for giving me the wherewithal not to fix a half-pound cheeseburger right now and to eat a stalk of celery instead. Thank you that I haven’t had alcohol in lo! these many months and thank you that it isn’t a big struggle to do without, as I feared it might be. Thank you for the odd delight of being 60, part of which is the sheer relief of not being 50. I could go on and on. One should enumerate one’s blessings and set them before the Lord. Begin every day with this exercise.”

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