The Eucharist and Gratitude

Posted July 10, 2019 4:30 am by Audrey Yu

The Eucharist and Gratitude

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Col 3:17)
As a beginning student of ancient Greek, I was amazed to find out that the original Greek word for “gratitude” is Eucharistia. Whenever our Lord and His apostles exhorted their listeners to “give thanks” to God, this is the word that they used. This close relationship between the Eucharist and the Christian understanding of gratitude prompted me to ask myself, “How is the Christian concept of gratitude different from the world’s notion

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