Fr. Sanctus Mario
Inspiration and Bible Reflections

Be Grateful to God. Tuesday First Week of Advent

 

Breakfast with the Word Tuesday First Week of Advent 

 

 

Luke 10:21-24

 

To be grateful to God is our ability to show sincere appreciation to God. We give God thanks when we sincerely appreciate all He does for us. Most times when we achieve success in life, we forget that there is a Supreme Being who makes everything possible. We relegate God to talk about how we work it to happen. We forget Someone who gives us health, inspiration, strength, life and even connects us to those that help us achieve our aims in life.

Jesus’ attitude today in the gospel shows us the necessity to appreciate God for everything He has done and continues to do in our lives. Be grateful to God always. Be grateful even when life is so hard and challenging.

 

A Little Understanding

 

To understand the gospel, we have to read from the beginning of chapter 10. In this chapter, Jesus sends out the seventy-two disciples and gives them the power and authority to preach the good news of the kingdom and to heal the sick. The seventy-two came back with joy and narrated how even the demons obeyed them. Imagine that kind of joy of seeing themselves do what their master was doing. But instead of praising them for a good work done, Jesus raises His eyes to heaven and full of joy through the Holy Spirit, He begins to thank the Father who made everything possible.

He thanks Him because God works in mysterious ways. He chooses the weak and the humble to make them strong. Man looks upward but God chooses the deserted, forgotten, the underrated and the little.

In this gospel, we also see the reason we do not have to look down on ourselves because others see you like nobody. God can still work with you. Always know that God still appreciates who you are. Do not see yourselves only on how people see you but see yourselves on how God sees you.

How to Be Grateful to Him

1.To be grateful to God is not only when you say thank you, Jesus. Someone may tell you “thank you” but deep inside His heart, He is not grateful. This virtue comes from the heart and reflects in everything we do. We can see how Jesus was filled with Joy.

When was the last time we sincerely and wholeheartedly appreciate God for everything He does? A Man seems to remember God only when bad things happen. Then we remember to blame Him. Be grateful to God when everything is going well with you. Also, be grateful to God even when it seems all hope is lost. Gratitude to God should be a lifestyle.

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2. Secondly, One of the ways to show sincere appreciation to God is when we obey Him. Imagine how you would feel when someone you have been catering and caring for, disobeys and even insults you despite all you have been doing for him or her. It pains to see someone you have tried to wipe away his or her tears turn back to fight you. But sometimes we forget that we do this to God.

God gives us life, resources and places us in a good position but instead of using them to show how grateful we are to God, we use them to satisfy our political and selfish desires, make utterances that lead people away from God and intimidate those under our care. It is good to remember that the starting point of Jesus’ grateful attitude today is how the disciples obeyed His injunctions. How we do is also a pointer on how truly grateful we are to God.

3.Finally none of the disciples came back with a negative report. There was no mention of anyone who refuses to do the work assigned to Him. Therefore we show how grateful we are to God by the way we handle whatever that is given to us. Are you working grudgingly, with complaints, tired or full of strength every day? Are you always sad or happy in your places of work? True appreciation is revealed in how you handle that work that is given to you.

Grateful heart
Let us be grateful to God for the life, health, strength, wisdom, protection, friends, families, positions, vocations, talents, gifts, time, places of work, the gift of vision, hearing, etc. The list is endless. We need to take time and count our blessings and hence live like truly grateful people.

May God continue to give you life and protect you. Amen

 

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69 Comments
  1. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Fr. Good morning

  2. Onyeoma Ukamaka says

    Amen

  3. Munachimso onuoha says

    Amen oooo 🙏

  4. Egbon chinedu Carey says

    Thank you Father for this 🙏

    1. GeraldineMary says

      Amen

  5. Godwin Odah says

    Amen 👏.
    May God the father always remain with us and grant us the spirit of gratitude 🙏🙏.

  6. Margaret Awum says

    Amen 🙏

  7. Eririogu Fidelia says

    Thanks and God bless

  8. Okoye Juliet chidinma says

    Amen
    Thank you Lord for all you’ve done for me and my family from January till date,for the gift of life ,provision of food,protections and all
    Thank you Lord,am grateful.

    1. Elizabeth kiio says

      AMEN

  9. Charles Ndubuisi says

    Amen

  10. Eze Henry says

    Amen

  11. Chizoba Ekwueme says

    Amen and Amen!
    Grateful Heart Lord!🙏
    From the deepest part of my heart, I say “Thank You Jesus!.

    Thank you for this morning charge Fr. God bless.

  12. Agina Uchenna says

    Amen!

  13. Nwatu Nneka P says

    Amen Padre
    Thanks and happy new week.

  14. Boitumelo says

    Thank you lord for the gift of life my beautiful family job roof our heads and ask our Lord to bless us with more in jesus mighty name amen🙏.

  15. Beatrice Kelechi says

    Amen. With grateful hearts we return to You Lord Jesus Christ 🙏

  16. Dinmah Lucy Chinyere says

    Amen

  17. Okonkwo onyinye says

    Amen

  18. Okwuchukwu Judith says

    Lord you are the root of my life, thank you for making it possible for me to see this beautiful day, it’s not by my power, u made it for me . Lord am greatful, I appreciate your love in my life and my entire family. Thank you Lord, I love you so much. May your sweet name never depart from my mouth. Thank you dear Lord, thank you holy ghost…🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌..Amen 🙏🙏🙏 🙏🙏🙏🙏 still thanking you lord for everything that concerns me. You make a way where it seems to be no way. Daalu Nnam, onum juru n’ ekele

  19. Nkoli Nora Anabiri says

    Amennnnnnn and Amennnnnnn and Amennnnnnn and Amennnnnnn and Amennnnnnn and Amennnnnnn and Amennnnnnn

  20. Cornelia Anyiam says

    Amen. Thank you Fr. Happy new month to you too.

  21. Jane chuks says

    Thank you Father for bringing our attention to using our good position and talents to show appreciation to God.

  22. Beatrice Solomon says

    l am very grateful O God for all you have done for us
    Amen

  23. Christian says

    Amen

    1. Goodluck Ekeocha says

      Thank you father.

  24. David Sunday Edore says

    Amen and happy new month to u too Padre.

  25. Ugwu Obianuju G says

    Amen, am grateful Lord For the gift of life

  26. Yolanda Malebatsane says

    Amen,Happy new month Father🙏

  27. Grace uba says

    Amen

  28. Nwoye Chinemerem says

    Amen 🙏

  29. Angela Ekere says

    Amen

  30. Ogbaji Patience says

    Amen

  31. Udemezue Martina Mary says

    Amen

  32. Maryjane says

    It’s been hard for me nowadays, life has even made me to ask God to take my life and tell God that am living a useless life and a life of shame and disappointment . But now after this reflection I have come to realize that I have to take back my words and ask God to forgive me cos I ought to sincerely live a life of Thanksgiving to God no matter what am going through.

  33. Anidiobi Sylvia Ngozi says

    Thank you Jesus

  34. Ugwu Marycynthia Odinaka says

    Happy new month to you too 🎉🎊

  35. Regina Mobu says

    Amen! Same to you father.

  36. Ogechi Oscar says

    Amen

  37. Ibe Victoria Chinonso says

    Amen

  38. Dodoh Peter Anthony says

    Amen 🙏🙏🙏

  39. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen! Thank you Jesus for everything you have done for me especially in drawing me closer to yourself.

  40. Ifeoma Ugwueze says

    Amen….. Thank you, Jesus 🙏

  41. Mariajacinta Ivoke says

    Amen.
    Thank you Jesus

  42. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu and family says

    Amen 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙌

  43. Godwin Odah says

    Amen 👏.
    The spirit of a grateful heart I ask of you oh Lord my God.

    1. Chinwe Agwoile says

      I say a Big Amen!!!
      Jesus reveals to me today who God is. God is loving, forgiving, caring, etc. It is very important that I appreciate Jesus and then put into practice the virtues I see in Him.. I need a child-like trust in Jesus. I must be humble and simple so that Jesus can use me more to do good works, and reveal more mysteries to me.
      Thank You, Jesus, for revealing Yourself to me as the Father, Son and Spirit. Thank You for my faith and my spiritual commitment. Thank You for the gift of spiritual insight in matters that are confusing. May I reflect Your goodness everywhere I go. May all who encounter me see some notable Christian qualities in me. May my lifestyle inspire others to positive action.
      With mouth full of praise and thanksgiving, I reverence You, my Lord, and ask for the grace never to relent in doing so.
      Amen!!
      Am resolved to 𝘽𝙚.𝙖.𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩.𝙤𝙛.𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩

  44. Chinwe Agwoile says

    I say a Big Amen!!!
    Jesus reveals to me today who God is. God is loving, forgiving, caring, etc. It is very important that I appreciate Jesus and then put into practice the virtues I see in Him.. I need a child-like trust in Jesus. I must be humble and simple so that Jesus can use me more to do good works, and reveal more mysteries to me.
    Thank You, Jesus, for revealing Yourself to me as the Father, Son and Spirit. Thank You for my faith and my spiritual commitment. Thank You for the gift of spiritual insight in matters that are confusing. May I reflect Your goodness everywhere I go. May all who encounter me see some notable Christian qualities in me. May my lifestyle inspire others to positive action.
    With mouth full of praise and thanksgiving, I reverence You, my Lord, and ask for the grace never to relent in doing so.
    Amen!!
    Am resolved to 𝘽𝙚.𝙖.𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩.𝙤𝙛.𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩

  45. AWUZIE INNOCENT S. says

    Amen 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  46. Michael Uzoechiena says

    Amen Padre and God’s Divine wisdom and strength.

  47. Oby Okpalaeke says

    Amen 🙏

  48. Theomaris says

    Amen 🙏… thank you Jesus.

  49. Anastasia Nnaemeka says

    Amen and Amen. Thank you my Father in heaven for your word that I had today. Give grace me to always abide by it in Jesus name Amen.

  50. Macroven Amarachi says

    Thank you Jesus

  51. Umeze Rosemary says

    Amen

  52. Eze Juliana Nkechi says

    Amen

  53. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

    Amen thanks Padre God bless you 🙏

  54. Eric jonah Gentle says

    lord jesus please forgive me for being unfaithful, ungrateful and selfishness to you. please pardon my arrogant 🙏

  55. Grace Yina says

    Amen and you too Fr

  56. Uchechukwu Egbo says

    Amen 🙏. Lord I am grateful 🙏, God bless you so much Fr 🙏

  57. Doris Emmanuel Ogban says

    please LORD let me always be grateful to YOU 🙏

  58. Ani Chinonyelum Emmanuella says

    Amen, God bless you Padre

  59. CHUKWUNONSO MADUKA says

    Amen. Thank you Lord for Your word

  60. Dr Nick Onyia says

    I’m ever grateful my God, for all the blessings/favours that you shower on me and my family daily, despite my unworthiness. Thank you Jesus! 🙏 Remain richly blessed, fr

  61. Nnadi Oluchukwu says

    God bless you fr., I need God grace to do his will

  62. Enibe Jacinta Amara says

    Amen

  63. Mary Chiemerie says

    Amen

  64. Obizolu Assumpta says

    Amen

  65. Mbama Christiana says

    Amen and Amen.

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