Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World


I wanted to write today about being thankful and about gratitude, but I think you already know that being grateful brings so many good things to life.

Instead, I will tell you that I am grateful for you. I am grateful to walk the faith journey with you. I thank God for your kindness, your generosity, your mercy and your love. I am grateful that you learn and listen and grow with me. Thank you for your support and care. I am blessed by you. I think you’re awesome.

Here’s a Thanksgiving Blessing by Joyce Rupp. I wish it for you.

May an abundance of gratitude burst forth as you reflect upon what you have received.  May thanksgiving overflow in your heart, and often be proclaimed in your prayer. May you gather around the table of your heart the ardent faithfulness, kindness, and goodness of each person who is true to you. May the harvest of your good actions bring forth plentiful fruit each day. May you discover a cache of hidden wisdom among the people and events that have brought you distress and sorrow. May your basket of blessings surprise you with its rich diversity of gifts and its opportunities for growth. May all that nourishes and resources your life bring you daily satisfaction and renewed hope. May you slow your hurried pace of life so you can be aware of, and enjoy, what you too easily take for granted. May you always be open, willing, and ready to share your blessings with others. May you never forget the Generous One who loves you lavishly and unconditionally.

Joyce Rupp

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow to tune into the worship stream at 10:00 am MST. God brings us together in the mystery of the Spirit and it won’t be the same without you.

Grace be with you,