As we prepare ourselves for once again entering the Lenten season I draw your attention to the many offerings we have for your spiritual growth and renewal here at Corpus Christi Church. Please mark your calendars and take the time to reflect on the many graces our God has blessed you with. And what blessings should we acknowledge? To help you with that, here is a brief reminder from the Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City that my sister sent me.
“If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. If you checked your e-mail on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day. If you have never experienced the fear of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 700 million people in the world. If you can attend a place of worship without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death, you are envied by more than three billion people in the world. If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm—you’re unique to all those who live in doubt and despair.
So, as they say, just remember to put a little gratitude in your attitude.”