And whatever you do – in word or deed – do everything in the name of Christ and give thanks.
- be thankful always: how can I when a baby boy is in need of a heart transplant?
- be thankful, always: when I see a picture of a Westmont faculty member and his family standing over the remains of their home.
- be thankful, always: when I wake up to hear that a friend’s brother was killed by an angry former employee.
- be thankful, always: sure.
How exactly does one hold onto gratitude when the week behind me has held so much sadness? How do I believe in these words and help them come to life tomorrow for our congregation without it sounding like I’m just another pollyana preacher or maybe even worse, schadenfreude-esque?
Yes, I am grateful but holding all this together ain’t no easy task! What would you say?