Perspective and Gratitude
When you remember that your ancestors were wandering nomads, and you yourself were hunted like wild game by a psycho, who in one moment welcomed your presence as you played a harp to chase off his demons, and in the next flung a spear at your head because apparently some demons don’t come out by harp-song, you take on a certain perspective. We’ll call it gratitude. Gratitude helps us see that everything we have comes from the good hand of God, and so everything we give into the good hands of God is necessarily already God’s. We, having what we have, do not consider anything we have to be ours. Rather, everything remains at the beck and call of the King. In this way, what we have does not own us, and we are gracious and spacious on the inside.