Gratitude is popular in November, though it usually goes by another name—Thanksgiving.
Giving thanks often turns into giving other gifts. Charities raise most of their money at this time of year. Volunteers observe the holiday by serving a meal at a shelter or delivering food baskets to families.
Yet, the link between gratitude and giving is not automatic. Why not count your blessings and end it there?
Christianity is one of many religious traditions that teach followers to go further and follow “I have been given much” with “therefore I should give.” Jesus put it this way in Luke 12:48: “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required.”
For Christian disciples, giving thanks involves acknowledging our responsibility to give. The Thankoffering is one way that Christian women have encouraged the link between gratitude and giving. Your thankofferings matter.
This message was adapted from “A Season of Gratitude” by Emma Crossen.
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