Grateful vs. Grace

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The word “grateful” has lost it’s “umph” on me.

It is everywhere – on porch decor, memes, charity slogans…and when I see it I kinda groan. Just a little.

But then my pastor mentioned something that helped me see the word “grateful” in a whole new light.

(Language geeks, unite! You’ll love this.)

The word “grateful” comes from the greek word “efcharisto.”

The root of “efcharisto” is “charis.”

Charis” means “grace.”

“Grace” is a word that will never lose its power over my heart. I can do grace all day long. I can give it and receive it – both with joy and love.

Happy pre-Thanksgiving Monday, my friends.

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