Did you give thanks today? What kind of thankfulness that you offer toward God? The person who always is grateful gets peace in daily life though he or she deals with so many challenges.
Every day is a blessing. From waking up until sleeping at night, we experience many things. Through experience, God is working in us. His grace is often not visible. Nevertheless, we can feel. Only those who are grateful can recognize it.
As a Christian, God asks us to be grateful all the time. Jesus can be an example for us. Saint Luke shows us that Jesus is a person who knows how to be thankful. He prayed, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth...". By this prayer, Jesus realized that His life had come from God. Only God was a source of His strength. Jesus knew to whom He addressed His gratitude.
By being a grateful person, we do not lack anything, on the contrary, we become rich. Richness is not about we have a luxurious house, car, much money, but faith, hope, and love. And there is no one who can rob these things if we have Jesus in our heart. Let us pray to God, may we always become a grateful person and become rich in the name of Jesus.
By Fr. Aris Mada, SVD.