When we talk about cultivating gratitude, we rarely think about indebtedness. I began to draw this connection several years ago when I started researching gratitude and religious conversion in teens and young adults.
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When Spirit or any of its parts is harnessed, adapted, focused, directed or powered by faith in Christ, it becomes the agent by which the Gods do all things. Spirit is the power of the Gods to give and sustain life; in fact, Spirit or “light” is sometimes called “life.”
My mother was in an assisted living center, and I visited her often. But one day when I came, she was very annoyed. “Son, I just got a check from the government that was like five-hundred dollars or something...They are in debt already. How can they be sending money they don’t have to everyone?”
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Many passages in the Old Testament—but especially in the Psalms—refer to grasping the Lord’s right hand. These passages can be illuminated by an understanding of the concept referred to as a divine embrace or divine handclasp, which shows up frequently in ancient art, writings, and rituals.
As I tried to come to terms with the seeming deep unfairness of Holley’s short and difficult life, I found peace as the Spirit taught me something about the lasting spiritual blessing that she and others who have debilitating long-term struggles provide for the people around them.