The Power of Gratitude

baptism

Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. This is a most searching and true diagnosis. Gratitude can be a vaccine that can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled attitude. As antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of faultfinding and grumbling. When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic.

John Henry Jowett

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God’s good gifts

“All the creatures of God are good, if they be received with thanksgiving.” This text shows, that what God has made is good. Now eating, drinking, marrying, etc., are of God’s making, therefore they are good. Yet . . . the primitive fathers are against this text: for St. Bernard, Basil, Jerome, and others have written far otherwise of the same. But I prefer the Text before them all.

–Martin Luther, Table Talk

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