(1 Corinthians 11:23-4 KJV) For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.At this point Jesus knew that He was to be betrayed. He still gave thanks. That set me back on my heals a bit.
How often do I complain because I have been wronged or something has gone wrong? Too many to count? I was reminded that part of the reason God came to earth as a man and went through all the trials that we go through is to demonstrate how we should live. Since I claim to want to be like Jesus there is a lesson for me here.
I need to be thankful in all situations. It doesn’t take long to think of blessings in my life. All I really need to do is check the headlines and be glad I wasn’t in a certain airport or shopping mall. Even closer to home I can look up and see someone having a hard time standing straight or walking. I am sure that those people would be able to find something to be grateful for if they would look.
I am not a Pollyana. I am aware that my “problems” are all first world. That doesn’t do away with the principle.
homo unius libri