Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?” Luke 17:17
Gratitude is the opposite of resentment, and “returning” is an inner passage from resentment to gratitude. Gratitude for the gift of your life is your response to God’s abundant love. Your life can be lifted up and offered to God in thanksgiving. You will know the enormous spiritual difference between living your life out of gratitude for God’s love and friendship, and living your life trying to earn God’s friendship. It sounds simple and in many ways it is. But life is also a struggle and choosing to live the struggle gratefully and humbly as a child of God makes all the difference between a fulfilled life and an empty life.
God, I offer you my life and my death in thanksgiving for the privilege of being born and of being loved.