(1 Thessalonians 1:2 KJV) We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
It is the day after Thanksgiving and I was looking at something besides Proverbs. I noticed a simple, common word and the Greek word behind it. “Thanks” in Greek is a word that sounds like the catholic term “Eucharist,” or communion to us protestants. It is a compound word using “good” and “grace” and meaning “good grace” or “good favor”. It looks like the catholic term comes from the use of the word during the Last Supper as Jesus was giving thanks. It seems to be the common form of prayer before meals. In a sense, every time we offer a blessing before we eat we are having a Eucharist.
Why do we offer a blessing before meals? Because Jesus did. That seems like a pretty good reason. It might be a simple way to begin following His lead.
So? One day has passed. Are you still thankful? The blessings continue when the mashed potatoes, or tamales, run out.