Lesson 315 – All gifts my brothers give belong to me.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

Although I am a naturally appreciative person, practicing today’s lesson for many years before I ever read it, the idea of “thanks” and “gratitude” has been problematic for me.  To be told to be “thankful,” felt like a scolding, as if I had been complaining and should feel guilty about my ungrateful nature.  I feel good turning my misunderstandings and guilty feelings over to Jesus, laying them at His feet as gifts on His altar.  He would never have me feel guilty, scolded, criticized, obligated or ashamed.  And He welcomes me disposing of these miscreated “thoughts” and opening my heart and mind to receive all that is already Ours.  All gifts my brothers give belong to me and my heart is full with Gladness.

LESSON 315

All gifts my brothers give belong to me.

Each day a thousand treasures come to me with every passing moment.  I am blessed with gifts throughout the day, in value far beyond all things of which I can conceive.  A brother smiles upon another, and my heart is gladdened.  Someone speaks a word of gratitude or mercy, and my mind receives this gift and takes it as its own.  And everyone who finds the way to God becomes my savior, pointing out the way to me, and giving me his certainty that what he learned is surely mine as well.

I thank you, Father, for the many gifts that come to me today and every day from every Son of God.  My brothers are unlimited in all their gifts to me.  Now may I offer them my thankfulness, that gratitude to them may lead me on to my Creator and His memory.

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