The use and misuse of gratitude

Gratitude acknowledges good received. It confirms our receptivity to good. It keeps the door open to that which enriches our lives and enhances our contribution toward making the world a better place.

Yet gratitude, like prayer, may be misused. A Biblical statement points out, "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts" (James 4:3). Being thankful merely for that which is consumable, that which is not eternal, therefore not spiritual, could be said to be thanking amiss.

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