Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn

Oct 4, Ashram, Praise

The theme of this month’s Ashram was “praise and thanksgiving.” We discussed our various traditions of giving thanks to the powers that be, and the difficulty of maintaining a thankful mindset when things go bad, and if God even requires that of us. The question of whether or not God wants or needs our praise at all was also raised. We tended to agree that God’s creation might be praiseworthy intrinsically, and it was just good manners to be thankful for it, even if God is above our acknowledgements. We also felt it like that a just God would be forgiving if we weren’t “appropriately thankful” for wars and hurricanes--.
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