PODCAST | Thanksgiving Day and Acts of Gratitude
As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States, Father Javier del Castillo reminds us in this meditation, as St Josemaria Escriva also often did, that we ought to thank God always by habitually making frequent acts of thanksgiving, acts of gratitude.
“We were never asked by God to come into existence,” Fr Javier explains, “everything we have— our talents, our virtues, even our defects— all have been been foreseen by God, allowed by God, given to us by God so that we can fulfill the single mission that we have received from before the foundation of the world, as St Paul would say, in giving glory to God. ‘Thank you Lord for everything because everything is good.’”
And as we strive to maintain a constant spirit of gratitude in our lives we will realize that “thanksgiving enlarges our hearts to receive even greater gifts from God.”
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