Tag: Gratitude

A New Glow

I was praying this morning, asking for strength; this passage came to mind: “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me, and to complete his work. John 4:34 This passage brings to mind another verse that has been on my mind lately, and the light of the first gives the…

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Great Joy, with GK Chesterton

“Many of the most brilliant intellects of our time have urged us to the same self-conscious snatching at a rare delight. Walter Pater said that we were all under sentence of death, and the only course was to enjoy exquisite moments simply for those moments’ sake…. It is the carpe diem religion; but the carpe…

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The Art of Appreciation

I was thinking about Chesterton’s thought on gratitude: “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – GK Chesterton I have always been puzzled by that quote- I get that gratitude is “good,” and “proper,” but why “The highest form of thought?” I thought…

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