We are in a time where ideas of “justice” and “equality” and “rights” are at the forefront of our minds and in the headlines of the media. This attention to “what we deserve” tends to lead us more toward “selfishness” than “selflessness”. We look at what others have and we feel we “deserve” the same. Unfortunately, it is always what people have that we deserve, and we fail to see what they may not have and wonder why we don’t deserve that as well. Based on how we live our lives, we don’t deserve much and yet God sent His one and only son to die on the cross, which he didn’t deserve, so we are provided with eternal life, which we don’t deserve.
Lord, help me to be thankful for what I have and to also be grateful to You for what you have done for me.