November 24, 2019
preached by Kent Dahlberg
Time of Reflection Quotations
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
~Influential British journalist and author G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
“Thou hast given so much to me, give one thing more: a grateful heart.”
~George Herbert (1593-1633), Anglican priest and British poet, from his poem “Gratefulness”
“If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.”
~Meister Eckhart (German theologian, 1260-1328 A.D.)
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
~Cicero (106-43 BC)
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
~the Apostle Paul, in his first letter to the Thessalonians (5:16-18)
“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not…”
“If God forgives us, we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, we are setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.”
~ C.S. Lewis, from his Collected Letters (lightly edited)
Psalm 100:1-5 (NLT)
1 Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth!
2 Worship the LORD with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.