Even if we gain what we covet, we may become disillusioned and made even more miserable. Envy can be traitorous.
“We must learn to give the best we have to God and others. Why? It is not just because God promises great blessings when we do, but because the meaning of our lives is found in becoming like Jesus.”
“Here’s my theory: Those people who go around the table and say what they are thankful for at Thanksgiving dinner — they are happier than those who don’t.”
At his livestreamed weekly general audience, the pope focused on the importance of thanking God and letting others see one’s gratitude.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches on November 26, The Central Minnesota Catholic asked people to reflect on how they will keep gratitude as their top priority this year.
We need to use our national festival of thanks, and then the joyous and expectant season of Advent that follows — to focus on gratitude.
“Learning is hard and is made harder during a pandemic, but expressing thanks can help regain balance.”
Make a short retreat by walking and expressing gratitude for God’s creation