Be Thankful for Gratitude

I believe it’s impossible to experience heart-felt gratitude unless we have first known deprivation and need. I never appreciated someone’s loyalty as much as after I was betrayed; my dependence on others until those I relied on had shirked their responsibility; the value of necessities until after I had struggled to make ends meet; and theContinue reading “Be Thankful for Gratitude”

Things That Matter

Imitations I recently attended a meeting where the facilitator asked each of us to summarize our backgrounds and the number of years we had served in parish ministry. At the time, I thought of my response as a matter of fact and without embellishment. As I reflected on the event later, however, I recognized withinContinue reading “Things That Matter”