The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Talking turkey about Thanksgiving

We need a gratitude attitude adjustment

There's a problem with Thanksgiving. Celebrating an "official" day--like we will on Thursday, Nov. 27--compartmentalizes gratitude. The truth is that gratitude is the right attitude every day. Scripture declares, "Let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise" (Hebrews 13:15). To retain the spirit of Thanksgiving Day throughout the year, we need to express daily gratitude for the pleasures, courtesies and blessings that constantly come to us.

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