Cultivating an attitude of gratitude is not only good for the soul, it is good for the body, the psyche, for finances, and for relationships – with God, people and Creation.
As we wind down our worship series focused on money and meaning, we will view our last clips from “It’s a Wonder-full Life” and hear the dramatic readings from that famous Christmas movie and from the Book of Acts. It seems as though gratitude – gratefulness – was at the heart of that earliest Christian community. They took care of each other, they weren’t possessive or suspicious or negative. They were in love with the God that Jesus showed them, and, in love with the world that God made. In Christ they were one, grateful, diverse but undivided family. What if the church today could really live up to that early vision?