Wait, when did Jesus say, "Be thankful 1 day a year when you're eating way too much food"?
I'm not beating you over the head for being a part of a huge holiday, I'm just wondering if all of these Facebook posts of how thankful we are could last longer than 1 month?
All week I've had Colossians 3:15 in my head:
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."
Notice how the be thankful part was a separate sentence. Almost like a no-brainer. Like, duh...if you've forgotten- be thankful!
I love the part before it equally though. We are called to peace. That's our calling. It's not just one day or when we're around so-and-so or when we feel like it.
Holidays bring stress and craziness, but if we continue this thankfulness and realize our calling to peace, that should change things.
All of this said, I know I'm going to be around people in the next month that don't know Jesus. In fact, they want nothing to do with Him. I won't overstep my bounds, but if you're going to be around me, I've decided you're going to see Jesus. You're going to hear about Jesus. You're going to sense the love of Jesus.
I'm called to spread His name...and I'm called to peace.
This is my current balancing act.