gratitude

A Quote by Saint Tikon of Zadonsk on god, christianity, heaven, heart, mercy, conscience, love, sin, compassion, and gratitude

It is demanded of us, Christians, that we receive these heavenly and most sweet tidings {the Gospel} gratefully as they are sent from Heaven, and that from a pure heart we always give thanks to God our Benefactor,  Who so freely had mercy on us, and that we show holy obedience and compliance in all thankfulness.  For conscience itself instructs and convinces us to be thankful to our Benefactor.  He loved us who are unworthy.  Let us also love Him Who is worthy of all love.  Love requires that we never offend the beloved.  God is offended by every sin.  Let us keep away from every sin and let us do His holy will that we may not offend Him as our compassionate Father and Benefactor.

Saint Tikon of Zadonsk

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, gospel, service, forgiveness, anger, love, people, world, and gratitude

We cannot serve anyone with whom we have animosity.  This is why the Gospels stress forgiveness.  Our Lord even forgave those who crucified Him, crying out from the cross, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34)  If we are to serve the world, we must first be able to forgive everyone and anyone.  The slightest amount of unforgiveness or anger towards anyone is enough to keep us from God, for in God there is only love.

Bishop Joseph

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by Saint Innocent Apostle to America on god, christianity, love, suffering, mercy, gratitude, virtue, sin, good, thanksgiving, and debt

For whom did Jesus suffer?  For all sinners, from Adam till the end of the world.  He suffered also for those very men who tortured Him, and for His enemies who had delivered Him to that torture, and for those who, having received from Him countless benefits, not only did not thank Him but even hated and persecuted Him.  He also suffered for all of us who offend Him daily by our untruths, wickedness, and terrible indifference to His suffering for us who by our ingratitude and abominable sins, as it were, crucify Him a second time.

Saint Innocent Apostle to America

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by St. Nicolai Vilimirovich on god, gratitude, sacrifice, spirituality, poetry, thanksgiving, debts, service, giving, and love

Render sacrifice to God; a sacrifice of gratitude,
O you wealthy ones; according to God's mercy!
Who is wealthy and with what; with that let him barter,
Everyone with his gift; let him, the Kingdom acquire.
Whoever is wealthy with money; let him money, offer,
Whoever is rich with wheat; wheat let him distribute,
To whom wisdom is given; others, let him teach,
To him whose hands are strong; let him perform service.
Whoever knows a trade; let him honorably uphold it,
Let him conscientiously consider himself as a debtor of God.
Let him, who knows how to sing; praise God,
Only he is small, who does not know God.
Whoever received what; with that let him serve,
With mercy toward men; let him repay God,
Not all are the same, nor do all possess the same,
But a pure heart, everyone could give to God.
O pureness of heart, a sacrifice most miraculous,
For salvation, you are the crucial virtue,
And on your sacrificial altar, your incense ascends,
Arrives before the Lord, faster than anything.

Nicolai Vilimirovich

Source: Proluge of Ohrid, SACRIFICE OF GRATITUDE

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Wallace Wattles on definiteness, faith, gratitude, men and women, and steadiness

The men and women who practice these instructions will certianly get rich; and the riches they receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.

Wallace Wattles

Contributed by: Lori

A Quote by Sumner M. Davenport on gratitude and spirituality

Saying Thank You is more than good manners, it's good spirituality. ~Alfred-Pierre Joseph Agache

Sumner M. Davenport

Source: The "G" Spot, The Ecstasy of Life Through Gratitude, Pages: page 113

Contributed by: Man of Heart

A Quote by Jacques Maritain on gratitude

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy

Jacques Maritain

Contributed by: winterfruit

A Quote by Og Mandino on life and gratitude

I shall live this day as if it is my last. And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.

Og Mandino

Contributed by: orangejuice

A Quote by Bernie S. Siegel on life, living, appreciation, gratitude, and presence

Every day is my best day; this is my life; I am not going to have this moment again.

Bernie Siegel

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Mekhilta on prosperity, fortune, and gratitude

Do not be like those who honor their gods in prosperity and curse them in adversity. Rather, in pleasure or in pain, give thanks.

Mekhilta

Contributed by: Siona

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