September 16, 2010 | 12:04 pm

Thursday – For Everyone?

The idea of giving thanks for everyone stretches me (1 Timothy 2:1). I can easily give thanks for humanity as a general concept. But if I think of names and faces, I run into trouble. When I think of those who have committed unthinkable atrocities, thanksgiving does not flow from my lips. No matter how hard I try to put a spiritual spin on it, I cannot do it. I will continue to give thanks for that nameless “everyone” because in doing so it keeps me open to people as image bearers of God created with infinite value.  Just because we can’t always see it doesn’t mean that we should stop looking.