Trinity Lutheran Church|
Where Jesus' Voice is Heard, Proclaimed and Lived
N60 W6047 Columbia Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Pastor's Word for May 2019
Gratefulness ... This approach of appreciating life is one that I have not yet fully embraced. I feel deeply appreciative and grateful for the gifts that God has given me and for the people in my life and the wonderful gifts they have given me both tangible and intangible. But my expression of gratitude for the people in my life has often been lacking. I wish to do better.
When I think of my own sense of gratitude or lack thereof, I reflect on what I am hearing and seeing in our culture. I see that one of the dysfunctions of society today is the push for more, more, more -- to not be satisfied with what we already have. I find that I get caught in this trap as well -- how many books do I really "need"? What I'm trying to work on is being satisfied with the things that I have and to develop my gifts in new ways. Also, I need to let people know how much I really appreciate them.
So, this is me telling all of you that I greatly and deeply appreciate all of you. I'm thankful for the gifts that you have given me throughout the past 10 years. I was tearfully touched by the 10-year anniversary celebration that you had for me last April and for the wonderful notes that you shared with me in person, online, and in the memory book.
The ministry that we've shared over the past 10 years has been very meaningful for me, and your Christian witness continues to be inspiring to me as well.
As we continue in this Easter season, let us all continue to be grateful for the gift of Jesus Christ in our lives!