Sunday, September 03, 2006

It's only words

The point of this post is not self-promotion, but to present for your edification a brief homily. At Toastmasters, once again I was the recipient of the perpetual word of the night trophy. Here is a daguerreotype of it on my kitchen table. As you can see, it's a piece of sandstone with an engraved metal plaque affixed to it. This time it was for use of the word gratitude. I can't recall if this came from a devotional I read once, or from a speaker I heard, but someone once said that Christians should have an attitude of gratitude. While I'm not suggesting that the Christian life can be reduced to a snappy slogan, the point is that this quality should be reflected in how we live. In the light of what Christ did for us, sacrificing his life on the cross to give us salvation, our lives should honour him, expressing our gratitude for this act.


Ludicrousity said...

What is toastmasters? I've heard of toastmasters, but not sure what is is. Or if I do, I've forgotten. Congarts on the award too!

Kitty Cheng said...

Well done Ross! Another trophy of the perpetual word! You rock my friend!

Thanks for the reminder. I am committed to an attitude of gratitude. I am grateful for all that Christ has done for me. I am also grateful that you are my friend Ross :)

Ross said...

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