We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Gratitude as recognition, receptiviity, and response is a basic attitude and action of the Christian life.  We not only recongize and are aware of God's gifts to us, but also continually find ways of saying thanks to God in worship, prayer, and "whatever we say or do."  Our aim is to live our whole life as a sacred gesture of thanksgiving, a deep bow of gratitude solidifying our relationship with God.

Don Postema
Space for God (1997)
page 76