HEALING, SUSTAINING, VICTORIOUS GRATITUDE

[Original article in German]

Gratitude is the sincere recognition and acknowledgment of divine good. Such acknowledgment, therefore, must logically exclude either consideration of or concession to error of any kind. One cannot be thankful and at the same time complain, doubt, hate, or despair. Gratitude is associated with love joy, peace, patience, faith, hope, strength, courage, and with other spiritual qualities.

Gratitude is an angel calling to mind blessings already received, encouraging and inspiring us with the positive assurance that divine goodness renewedly awaits us. Such an angel came to Jeremiah, who said (Lam. 3:21, 23): "This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."

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