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In preparation for Canadian Thanksgiving, I have been reflecting on my favorite passage in Scripture where the Apostle Paul calls Jesus a wonderful knick-name in Titus 3:4-6:

When the kindness and love of God appeared, He saved us…

There is a bit of play on words, as the Greek word for kindness is χρηστός (chréstos – root word for kindness) – a mere vowel difference from Χριστός (Christos or Christ).

Christ is the kindness & love of God in person.

His kindness and love inspires a life of gratitude as we come to know that all things are created through Him, and for His pleasure.  And whatever we receive are the gifts of His inherent kindness and generosity.

Thus this Thanksgiving, we do well to be intentional about the habits of gratitude. I direct you to two blogs that focus on thankfulness and kindness:

1000-gifts

A Holy Experience written by Ann Voskamp features the theme of recognizing the “one thousand gifts” in our lives.

She manages to write prolifically, to inspire her readers to discover the manifold gifts in their lives. Let me encourage you to take the “Joy Dare“:

It’s habits that can imprison you and it’s habits that can free you.

But when thanks to God becomes a habit — so joy in God becomes your life.

southtowne-kindness

The other blog to which I draw your attention is: “the kindness blog.”

KINDNESS BLOG  Celebrates the angels of kindness that walk among us every day. These are the people who freely give their help, that lend a listening ear to a sad soul’s tragic tale, that share what resources they have, that tolerate, that seek to understand another person’s plight and actively work to uplift others from poverty, oppression and loss.

From the simplest acts of charity through to grand, life-changing gestures of kindness, we publish images, videos, true life stories, personal reflections, meditations and other various media.

Enjoy. Give thanks. And get to know the One who is the kindness and love of God in person.

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