We all have the dubious distinction of living in a time of great relational strain and division. Both locally, nationally, and globally we are faced with deep and seemingly incurable division and strife. Never before has it been so critical that the people of God understand their calling to "Love thy neighbor," and the intimate relationship that such a practice has in loving God.
One of God's greatest agendas in your life is building your character so that you are more and more like Jesus. When we foster the attitude of gratitude, it changes and reshapes our character and informs the way we treat others and God. When we demonstrate gratitude to others, we are demonstrating a lifestyle that is worship to God.