1 Thessalonians 5
12 But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; 13 esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. 15 See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
God of Many Gifts,
Thank you for all the ways we live with and in abundance. This week, as we celebrate gratitude and offer our thanksgiving, open our eyes and our hearts to the gifts we so often take for granted. Fill us with gratitude for the people that surround us, the miracles of engineering that keep us safe and healthy, the everyday conveniences of transportation and technology. Move us to share our gratitude in service. Amen.
This week’s video offers an alternative for entering into the holiday season that begins this week with Thanksgiving. What are you grateful for?