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Thursday, November 24, 2022

May we all embrace Chesterton’s approach to Thanksgiving!

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”—G. K. Chesterton

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip pen in the ink.”

Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving, grateful for all things both pleasant and painful. All things come from God and He directs them toward our good. May we not waste anything, but embrace everything with humble submission to God’s will.

1 comment:

  1. Another Chesterton gem on gratitude:
    “When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?” Love it!