We often hear people talk about getting in the Christmas spirit. The context of that is often something we have to do: decorating the house, buying the gifts and going to parties.
Although most of us know that gratitude is good — and good for us — there is a gap between our desire to be grateful and our ability to behave gratefully. The implications of the gap are bigger than we realize, affecting both our personal and public lives.
It's hard to argue that relationships with other people are an important part of life. Everything we do, every part of our lives, is made better by sharing it with other people. We need friends, don't we?
The season of All Saints is when we set aside time to remember those who have died and are no longer with us, both the people and the pets who have impacted our lives and the world in powerful and lasting ways.
This week, we continue on our journey of Growing in Faith Together by exploring the inward journey. Often times in this world, we focus more on things that we see. We spend much of our time preparing for…