Sept. 19 - Nov. 14
10:30 A.M. - Noon
Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks, by Diana Butler Bass
The root of our faith is grace and gratitude. Theologian Karl Barth said that “Gratitude follows grace as thunder follows lightning.” We experience the grace of God, and from that what happens in response to that grace is gratitude, a life shaped by thanksgiving. From the book jacket: “If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do? In Grateful, Diana Butler Bass untangles our conflicting understandings of gratitude and sets the table for a renewed practice of giving thanks. We know that gratitude is good, but many of us find it hard to sustain a meaningful life of gratefulness. Four out of five Americans report feeling gratitude on a regular basis, but those private feelings seem disconnected from larger concerns of our public lives. Bass, a cultural observer and theologian, takes on this ‘gratitude gap’ and offers up surprising, relevant, and powerful insights to practice gratitude.” Each week, we will explore a chapter from the book and a relevant biblical text
Come join us. All are welcome to attend. The class begins at 10:30 in Room 211 Barr Conf. Room. Join for informal conversation and coffee in the parlor at 9:30 a.m.