Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gratitute

On this day of Thanksgiving in the USA, I am Grateful.

In an article on using gratitude as a prayer, Norma Gentile writes: "Gratitude is a state of consciousness that includes opening ones’ heart.  You cannot feel gratitude towards something or someone without experiencing your own heart opening."28

The German Philosopher Meister Eckhart (1260 - 1328) wrote: "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is Thank You, it will be enough."

“The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.” 
Julian of Norwich
(anchoress, she & Chaucer were the first to write in the 'common language' - Old English, rather than Latin)

&  “... so our customary practice of prayer was brought to mind: how through our ignorance and inexperience in the ways of love we spend so much time on petition. I saw that it is indeed more worthy of God and more truly pleasing to him that through his goodness we should pray with full confidence, and by his grace cling to him with real understanding and unshakeable love, than that we should go on making as many petitions as our souls are capable of.”
(Julian - Revelations of Divine Love)

Today & always, let us live gladly!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Nadya,

    Great reminder to us all to be thankful on this day for what we have. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are so welcome, Jason! Have a lovely Thanksgiving Day.

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