Be present to all that is in thanks and gratitude.
The Book of Sirach 47:8
With his every deed he offered thanks to God Most High, in words of praise. With his whole being he loved his Maker and daily had his praises sung.
King David was said to have lived much of his life in thanks and praise to God. Jesus was the perfect example of living in thanksgiving…totally pouring himself out in compassion and love to all those in need.
The word “Eucharist” comes from a Greek word that means “giving thanks.” When Jesus broke the bread, gave it to his followers and said, “Take and eat; this is my body” (Matthew 26:26)…he meant for his followers to become the body of Christ. You’ve heard the old adage: “You are what you eat”.
When we eat the Eucharist…we are meant to become thanksgiving.
We take the-way-of-Jesus into the world so that the kingdom of God truly comes in the here and now. When we are thankful for all that we’ve been given and then we live in thanks-giving…giving our thanks to others…we sing the praises of our Maker.
Each of our lives becomes a melody adding new harmony to a wondrous Divine Symphony.
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