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Rector’s Weekly Reflection

November 20, 2018

Gratitude claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift.
In the past, I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response
to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude
can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude
is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have
is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy

                                                      — Henri Nouwen

Without exception, every person I interviewed who described
living a joyful life or described themselves as joyful,
actively practiced gratitude and attributed their joyfulness
to their gratitude practice.  Both joy and gratitude were described
as spiritual practices that were bound to a belief
in human connectedness and a power greater than us. 
                                                      — Brene Brown

Happy Thanksgiving!
Andrew

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Grace Church Road, located off of Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, near the intersection of Georgia Ave. and 16th Street.

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Telephone: Parish Office: 301.585.3515; Parish Fax: 301.585.4309

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1607 Grace Church Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-3515