You’ll have to forgive me for harping on the same subject, but…
I’m still thinking about how we can help instill gratitude into “Jay”. For that matter, how can we also instill it into our little Caroline? Ever since those endlessly grateful Kenyan children were here, I’ve realized how paralyzed Americans are by our own sense of entitlement. Why don’t we marvel at the comfort of our beds, and the opportunity in our schools and work, and the mercy of a God who showers us in compassion that we do not deserve?
As I wracked my brain for ways to make Jay more grateful, I realized how entitled I feel in my own life.
I’ve been reading the blog of a lady named Frances for a while now, and she has been going through a beautiful transformation. Like all of us, she used to ask, “What can I spare?” before determining her level of generosity. But Frances is no longer asking, “How much is enough?” She is asking, “How can I learn to joyfully sacrifice more and more and more for the sake of Jesus’ name?” And she means it. No area of life is untouched.
Guess what? They are having a blast doing it!