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Gratitude is essential in the spiritual life.

Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2020 •

Gratitude always benefits us with God, always. Because it leads Him to be more generous. This is true even for us as individuals. When somebody is truly grateful for some goodwill on our part, it makes us feel good. We want to be more generous. We were designed this way because this is God's own nature.

Now, the mystics teach us that it's not enough to be grateful for the obvious blessings God gives you. These are the things that you like. The things that you wanted or you asked for.

If you really want to be perfect, you have to learn to be grateful for everything. Everything.

Rv 18:1-2, 21-23, 19:1-3, 9a; Lk 21:20-28

Homily begins at 10:05

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