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Sowing seeds: Gratitude conveys values

“Disciples give thanks to God for gifts received and strive to share them with others.”
— Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response
U.S. Catholic bishops’ stewardship pastoral

Just as there’s an art to gift-giving, there’s an art to receiving gifts. Gratitude goes a long way to convey one’s values. Most of us have had the less than gratifying experience of giving a gift that went unacknowledged. Perhaps God does not need our gratitude, but the Creator probably appreciates when we take time to send up a prayer of thanksgiving. Sadly, we oftentimes take our gifts for granted. If you have difficulty answering the first question below, take time to examine why your God-given gifts go largely unacknowledged. Obviously, until we recognize our gifts, we cannot begin to share them.

What gifts has God given you? How will you strive to share them with others?

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