Eucharistia is the Latin form of the Greek word Eucharist which signifies gratitude, thanks or praise offering. It is derived from the word charis which means favor, grace; and related to the Greek word chairein which signifies to rejoice.
Eucharistia is a praise offering — a celebration of the small things, God’s Everyday Grace.
As we begin this month which commemorates Thanksgiving Day, we invite you to use the next 30 days to go a little deeper and to be more intentional with cultivating a life of gratitude. With that in mind, we offer the following practices as a starting point.
During the month of November, we invite you to:
- gratefully notice God’s presence and gifts throughout the day
- practice an abundance mentality; counting the blessings of life
- gratefully give and share all you are and have as a sign of your thankfulness to God
- express gratitude to others; the habit of saying “thank you,” “I am so grateful,” “you are so kind” and so forth
- keep a gratitude journal of the myriad gifts God has brought you [*]
As you start to pay attention to your everyday graces and begin to enjoy the fruits of such practices, consider encouraging someone else by sharing your experience on our Instagram or Facebook feed by telling us how you are practicing gratitude and/or what you are thankful for. Please submit your post with the hashtags #30dayEucharistia #Thanksgiving2017 and #Sabătica.
We pray that at the end of the 30 days, you will continue to count your blessings; we pray you will continue to live with a grateful heart.
*Contributed by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun