In a sense, it is easy to be grateful for the obvious things. Running water, roof over my head, clothing and relatively good health.
It is when things get difficult that it may be challenging to have an attitude of gratitude
That is why I am often amazed at the amount of times while working with homeless people I hear “Thank you.” It is incredible.
So I invite that spirit of gratitude to be woven in our hearts. And, celebrated in prayer at the Eucharist. I appreciate my late parents at this time of year when there are Mother’s and Father’s Days.
Ultimately, my gratitude goes to God in prayer and at Mass for the Great Sacrifice of Jesus Christ who gave His Live so that others may live.
Thanks be to God.
Columban Fr. Tom Glennon