Thursday, November 28, 2019
Is there graitude without forgiveness?
There is no gratitude without forgiveness.
We can pretend to be thankful which is better than not, but if there is grievance, resentment, anger, guilt, fear in your heart you can't experience and extend genuine gratitude.
So before you give thanks, consider first whom you have to forgive for making you unhappy. Recognize that you are not a victim but a beloved child of God. Give up you willingness to make other people and situations responsible for your unhappiness.
Having given this up, then reflect on your blessings and give thanks.