"I say unto you, my brethren, that if you should render all the thanks and praise which you whole soul has power to possess, to that God who has created you, and has kept and preserved you, and has caused that ye should rejoice, and has granted that ye should live in peace one with another--
"I say unto you that if ye should serve him who has created you from the beginning, and is preserving you from day to day, by lending you breath, that ye may live and move and do according to your own will, and even supporting you from one moment to another--I say, if ye should serve him with all your whole souls yet ye would be unprofitable servants."
This a scripture that I really like because it reminds me how indebted to God I am. It helps me to remember how blessed I am even when I don't always feel that way.
I have a full active life every day. I can choose what I want that life to be; little things like running in the mornings or not, and big things like building a family with my Nick.
The end might seem a little strange, that we could serve God the best we possibly could and still be "unprofitable servants" but it also reminds me that God doesn't need me because of how awesome Alison Jones is; he can do everything much better and quicker without me. But just like a parent lets their child help them cook, so that the child can learn and feel important and useful, not necessarily because the parent wanted flour all over the floor and counters.
Today I remember all that and I am so happy to be in the sunlight, on Thanksgiving day.
Now, pie awaits.