Sunday, January 22, 2012

Apprehending Gratitude

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever! – Psalm 30:11-12

Reading about the discovery of insulin taught me gratitude the way a tsunami teaches a field water. Some things are so worthy of gratitude that they bypass mere instruction and overwhelm us instead.