“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.”
—John 13:34 (NRSV)
Just this afternoon, our son, Jon, called to talk to us about the upcoming holiday. As we reflected together on this Thanksgiving, he placed love right alongside gratitude.
When we love unconditionally, a sense of great thankfulness is naturally part of the mix. What a security and comfort is found in that beautiful kind of love!
After talking with Jon, I began thinking about how love intertwines with the Thanksgiving season—this special month of gratitude. Only God's Son offers the kind of love that is all encompassing. We love Him because He first loved us. And for that, we are deeply grateful. Gratitude is such an energizing emotion! It emanates from our very being as the Light of God's compassion and great care flows through our lives to those we touch.
A blessed Thanksgiving Season!