Originally posted on That Letter From Elijah:
Thanksgiving (the act, not the holiday) should not be hard.
The list need not be long to be wondrous.
Like many of us in an abundant time and place, I suppose my list of blessings is so long that I take much of it for granted.
And I’m quick to think of an infinite list of “don’t haves” that provoke anxiety.
I wolf down too much; I bring up too much. I choke on overabundance and even more on the expectation of this, that and the other thing.
The New Testament gives a short list when it comes to expectations and entitlements:
Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. (I Timothy 6:6-8 NRSV)
Man, I’m not very…
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