August 26

August 26

Reflection

                           “I give thanks to my God always on your account”

Do we take people for granted? Each of us, if we take the time, can think with deep gratitude of the people whose goodness has supported and encouraged us. We have probably received much more than we have consciously given. If we reflect on it, we can understand the turning points in our lives that are directly related to the inspiration and love we have received from others be they relatives, friends, or even colleagues. God’s love is experienced through the lives and relationships we share. We are enriched through and by them. Our own faith, hope and love are strengthened as their love touches us with the love of God.

Prayer

I give thanks to my God always on your account.

Action

Remember all those whose lives have touched and enriched yours. Thank God for the gift of these people. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;

Suggested Reading

I give thanks to my God always on your account
for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus,
that in him you were enriched in every way,
with all discourse and all knowledge,
as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you,
so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift
as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He will keep you firm to the end,
irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is faithful,
and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Cor 1:1-9

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
Meister Eckhardt

To live a life of gratitude is to open our eyes to the countless ways in which we are supported by the world around us. Such a life provides less space for our suffering because our attention is more balanced. We are more often occupied with noticing what we are given, thanking those who have helped us, and repaying the world in some concrete way for what we are receiving.
Gregg Krech

You can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your child’s. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you’ve become yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
George Eliot

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Albert Schweitzer

 

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