In fairness, if we ask the “Why me?” question in regard to our burdens, we should also ask it in regard to our blessings. For this is the other side of the coin…There are many times in life when we do have both the occasion and the opportunity to ask “Why me?” in response to life’s bountiful blessings. The Thanksgiving season is but one.
Finishing is better than starting! Patience is better than pride!
The Living Bible
O sweet and loving God,
When I stay asleep too long,
Oblivious to all your many blessings,
Then, please, wake me up,
And sing to me your joyful song.
It is a song without noise or notes.
It is a song of love beyond words,
Of faith beyond the power of human telling.
I can hear it in my soul,
When you awaken me to your presence.
Mechthild of Magdeburg