Together in Spirit: Gratitude

By May 6, 2020 May 11th, 2020 Uncategorized

Finding Gratitude During this Crisis

by Emma Brewer-Wallin

I recently heard an interview with David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, that is really helping me think about gratitude during this time of crisis – because how can this be a moment for gratitude when so many lives and livelihoods are ruined?

He says, “I don’t speak of the gift, because not for everything that’s given to you can you really be grateful. You can’t be grateful for war in a given situation, or violence or domestic violence or sickness, things like that. There are many things for which you cannot be grateful. But in every moment, you can be grateful.”

What is helping you be grateful in every moment (but not for everything)?

Listen to the full conversation here, and leave your answer in the comments on Facebook:

David Steindl-Rast — How to Be Grateful in Every Moment (But Not for Everything)