Here’s a quote that I’ll be using on Monday morning. It’s pretty dense, so I’ll likely paraphrase it. But it’s worth contemplation, so I thought I’d post it here in full. Have a great Thanksgiving Weekend!
“You cannot show the preciousness of a person by being happy with his gifts. Ingratitude will certainly prove that the giver is not loved, but gratitude for gifts does not prove that the giver is precious. What proves that the giver is precious is the glad-hearted readiness to leave all his gifts to be with him. This is why suffering is so central in the mission of the church. The goal of our mission is that people from all the nations worship the true God. But worship means cherishing the preciousness of God above all else, including life itself. It will be difficult to bring the nations to love God from a lifestyle that communicates a love of things.” – John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad! (2nd edition, Baker, 2003, page 101)