When our lives are shaped by gratitude, we’re more likely to notice the goodness and beauty in everyday things.
We are content; we feel blessed and are eager to confer blessing. We are able to delight in the very existence of another human being. In a grateful community, individuals and their contributions are acknowledged and honored, and there is regular testimony to God’s faithfulness, through which the community experiences the joys of its members.
Expressions of gratitude help make the community alive to the Word, the Spirit, and God’s work.