Thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Luke 10:21
A grateful life is one in which we receive our gifts from God and then lift them up, trusting that they will multiply. That’s what Jesus did. The little boy had five loaves and two small fishes, and everybody said, “It doesn’t work, can’t you count? It won’t happen. Five loaves and two fishes aren’t going to feed five thousand people. It’s not even worth it. Let’s just send people home.” Jesus took those five loaves and two fishes and lifted them up and said. “Thanks.” He expressed grateful recognition of the gift. Then he broke them and shared them. As he gave them away—no longer as the gift of the little boy, but as a gift of God that came through the little boy–there was enough for everybody to eat and some left over. Gratitude and plentitude go together.
Thank you, God, for such a plentitude of love. May I learn to celebrate by generosity.