There is no doubt multiple studies in psychology have determined the happiest individuals are the grateful ones. The question obviously is 'which comes first?' The happiness or the gratitude?
In our Lenten journey, we are examining Jesus' last fateful trip towards Jerusalem and the people he 'bumped into' along the way. In today's scripture, Jesus is totally caught off guard at who is thankful for a miracle in their life and who just walks away feeling entitled. Obviously, the Spirit of God moved Luke to record this incident because we all struggle with it. My hope is that we leave today more grateful and joyful in this reflective season of Lent.
Dr. Mark Brewer
Interim Senior Pastor