Thanksgiving Sunday seems like the perfect time to begin blogging anew. Sundays are my favourite day to blog and, in this new blog, I want to find God in all things and be grateful for all that comes. I am drawing upon my love of Ignatian spirituality as the theme and to cultivate an attitude of looking for the Creator in everything.
Today’s Gospel tells the marvelous story of ten lepers who were cured by Jesus. Only one returned to thank the One who had given the great gift. Did the others simply not notice right away? Were they just so happy to receive what they had asked for that they neglected to express their appreciation to Jesus? Was it that they wanted to share this good news immediately with their loved ones who had been praying with them?
How many times do I pray for something, receive it some form or another and forget to see the Giver’s hand in it all? Does my joy distract me from being grateful? Do I find God in all things or do I forget that everything finds its Source in the Creator? I should fall prostate at Christ’s feet several times a day, and yet, I do not. My faith makes me well most days and still, I must pray that I am not ungrateful, not forgetful, and not beyond my own failings. I stand in God’s grace and know without a doubt that God is in all things if only I have eyes to see, ears to hear, faith to feel.