The Trendy Gratitude Movement

You can hardly go a day without hearing a celebrity speak about how much gratitude they have. It’s the buzzword of the 2020’s. They go on and on about accepting all people, being inclusive and having gratitude. But this begs the question “to whom or what are they so grateful?”. They never seem to answer this question.

It’s safe to say that most of the people using these buzzwords are not truly grateful at all. They just see it as a way to virtue-signal to other folks in their buzzword club.

People can be grateful for a myriad of reasons and show their appreciation by stating to whom or what they are grateful. They can be grateful to their parents for giving them a good upbringing or to their school for providing them a sound education, for example. But some people claim that they are grateful to “the universe”. If only there were another name for the being or power which powers the universe, right?! Lol.

Are they grateful to the many billions of hydrogen-powered stars burning at millions of degrees? Are they grateful to the black holes? Are they grateful to “dark matter”? No. That would be silly and no different than pledging your gratitude to the dirt you are standing on or the big rock at the end of the street.

Numbers 6:24-26

24 “‘“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’

The ultimate gratitude should only be shown to he who created you. Only God is deserving of this ultimate compliment. Without him, there is no life. Without him there is no consciousness allowing us to reflect upon these things and to have the feeling of gratitude.

As the scripture above states, peace is achieved through a relationship with God. Thanking him for your life and all of the good in it is true gratitude.

It seems to me that most people claiming to show gratitude in the public eye are doing so for self-serving purposes. In reality they are saying “look how great I am for saying that I am grateful.” Whenever you hear them say this from now on, immediately ask yourself, to whom are they grateful? It won’t take long before you realize they are truly worshipping themselves and themselves only.

Thankfully, there are plenty of famous people who do openly praise God and show gratitude to for him. Usually, you can find this by watching post-game interviews where they say something like “first and foremost I want to thank God”. When I see this it always makes my day. I wouldn’t mind seeing the guys from the losing side say this as well however. Even if you lose or are having a bad day, always be grateful to the creator for being alive, having friends and family, and for the mercy of Jesus Christ.



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