3 Hard Eucharisteos
Joy Day: continuing to count 1000 gifts
1. To be grateful, to feel thankful
2. Give thanks
Ann describes hard eucharisteo as:
the hard discipline to lean into the ugly…the hard times… and still be able to give thanks, find joy, find grace.
67. estrangement from a favorite aunt
68. trusting in His plan, even when I don't understand it
As the Ruin Falls
All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through:
I want God, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn.
Peace, re-assurance, pleasure, are the goals I seek,
I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin:
I talk of love --a scholar's parrot may talk Greek--
But, self-imprisoned, always end where I begin.
Only that now you have taught me (but how late) my lack.
I see the chasm. And everything you are was making
My heart into a bridge by which I might get back
From exile, and grow man. And now the bridge is breaking.