MOST OF THE TIME we view life’s goodness as something to which we are entitled, especially if we have worked hard to achieve it and have invested much energy in maintaining it. We fail to realize that nothing is ours. All that is, is gift. Ponder this: All that we are, all that we have, all that we experience, all that we know, all that we do, all that we love and hate is gift – God-gift. All is gift from the Creator to the created, from the Father to the children, from the Son to his friends, from the Lover to the beloved, from the Mother to us all, and from all of us to one another. God gifts us every moment of every day.
– Jane Marie Thibault
10 Gospel Promises for Later Life
From pages 57-58 of 10 Gospel Promises for Later Life by Jane Marie Thibault. Copyright © 2004 by Jane Marie Thibault. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Give thanks to God for all God’s gifts. Share your thoughts.
Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
John 12:3, NRSV
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