Tuesday's Telling of Sunday's Homily

Sermon Summary for Sunday, October 9, 2016 | Respectfully Submitted by Meghann Humphreys

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“I’m terrific!”

“I’m grateful.”

What if we chose to forego anger and apprehension to give more attention to gratitude? To give gratitude takes practice. It’s not a command, but an invitation.

If you’re anything like me, saying “I’m grateful” is hard. It’s easy to name a million reasons to not be grateful. Mother Mary – and Jesus, of course – challenge us to choose gratitude. A leper chose gratitude. Peter at the nursing home chose gratitude. We can choose gratitude. 

Note:  Mother Mary explained to the congregation that growing in gratitude takes practice.  She then invited everyone to practice gratitude.  When asked "How are you?" try responding with "I am grateful" through the end of the month.