Flannery O’Connor: Seeing Grace

Choose gratitude, I’ve been told. His gifts are everywhere, so just be grateful. Keep a log of as many good gifts as you can.

 

It worked.

 

For a while.

 

But logging a couch or the birdsong or a laugh, something orange or the curve of the water at the horizon–it was just compiling a list of things. Things that point to the Giver, yes, but in the end, it was just a list of things.

 

Anyone can keep a list and be downright thirsty for life.

 

I opened a book one day, because that’s what I do when I want life, and from then on it wasn’t looking for gifts or counting blessings or making lists that mattered anymore. Not one bit…


You can read the rest over at Articulate. 

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