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Message - Gratitude Posted By Gary Snell on 12/7/2012 7:06:00 PM - Subscribe to this discussion here - Subscribe

Friends and family,
     I read a quote, today, by the Roman philosopher Marcos Cicero: "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all of the others." I can't say that he was an inspired writer, but I do certainly see a lot oftruth to that statement. In thinking about gratitude, it occurred to me that gratitude is a virtue that we must display- that God doesn't need to
display, because He is the source of all things. If He was to be thankful,to Whom would He be thankful? It seems to me that gratitude is born out of
the reality of who we are- the created- in response to who He is- the Creator- in recognition of what He has done for our benefit.
    That seems to be a pretty fundamental beginning for virtue.
     I pray that we may all keep God in His rightful place in our minds- as King
and provider of all good things (especially the atoning sacrifice of Jesus
Christ).
     I just want you all to know that I am thankful to God for my Church family.
     I recognize that you are my physical connection to Christ in this world.
Thanks for reading my musings. I hope they were a blessing to you.
In Christ,
Gary


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