Entitlement vs. Gratitude
I’ve noticed this correlation in our world around us as well as in my own life: The bigger my sense of entitlement, the smaller my sense of gratitude. On the flip side, my gratitude is greater when I receive something I know I’m not entitled to.
None of us are “entitled” to Christmas. It happened out of the graciousness of God’s heart. The same can be said for any gift we receive this Christmas. One of the great blessings of being delivered from the illusion of entitlement is the experience of a deep and abiding rhythm of gratitude. May it be so for all of us this Christmas.
Our “Christmas At Your House” series will bring us to “Christmas At Herod’s House” this weekend. They had Christmas at Herod’s house? Come, find out, and tow a guest along!
I’m also excited about our upcoming Christmas Candlelight Services on both campuses! Don’t forget that we have a service on December 23rd at the Farmers Branch Campus. Take a moment, check out the options, and make plans accordingly.
Finally, please don’t forget the opportunity to double the impact of a year-end charitable gift toward the launch of a third campus of The Branch. A donor has committed to match, dollar-for-dollar (up to $200,000), every dollar given toward the launch of the third campus through December 31! Giving may be done online here, or may be done via check as well. Please note “Third Campus” on the check. Some people choose to do year-end giving through the transfer of stock shares. To pursue that option, please contact Mona Swofford and she can assist you.
Click here for more information about our multi-site strategy and the third campus.
Grace and Peace,
See You This Weekend!
Posted on Wed, December 17, 2014
by Chris Seidman