Instead, I’m going to share what has become the most gratitude-provoking-revolutionary-practice in my short life: Giving thanks for the invisible and eternal.
I’m tempted to invite you to cease giving thanks for anything, or anyone, tangible this year. One year. One Thanksgiving Day. if I was to invite you to only verbalize your thanks, from a contemplative heart of deep appreciation, for only those things that are invisible and eternal, and therefore CAN NOT BE TAKEN AWAY, would you take the challenge? Go ahead, make a list. It’s long. It’s biblical. And it will be the most profound, theologically deep, Christ-honoring, and soul-altering experience you’ve ever had at a Thanksgiving. Teach this practice to your loved ones and you will have maximized your disciplemaking influence on this most wondrous of all American holidays!