Are You Embracing Gratitude? (The Inner Life with Patrick Conley)

Have you ever found yourself in a whirlwind of emotions, feeling suddenly grateful for the unexpected blessings in your life? 🤔 Gratitude is a spiritual game-changer and can change your life for the better.

Do you find it easy to be grateful? 

Fr. Chris Walsh shares the profound impact of gratitude, especially during Lent, as it as a season to embrace God’s mercy and reflect on our identity as God’s cherished children. 🙏 Gratitude, he explains, is not just about acknowledging the gifts from above but also about appreciating the people around us who enrich our lives. It’s a habit that strengthens our relationship with God and others, creating a more loving community. 🌟

However, the absence of gratitude can lead to a soul’s descent into bitterness and entitlement, making someone hard to be around.

Fr. Chris shares insights on how ingratitude can affect our spiritual and communal life, urging us to focus on the blessings we have rather than what we lack. This perspective shift can transform everyday moments, like enjoying a simple tuna fish sandwich, into acts of profound thankfulness. 🥪✨

It’s the little things in life that mean so much, like access to clean water and the freedom to practice our faith and receive the Eucharist.

What are you grateful for today?

Catch the whole conversation here!

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