Giving thanks. Receiving thanks. Being thankful. Gratitude. Counting blessings.

All things about which people are blogging, sharing, discussing today as my neighbours to the south celebrate this Thanksgiving Day.

Good things, yes. Things that get me thinking about… things. And I’m thinking about the interesting tension between being and doing (the whole faith without works is dead thing), and I’m thinking about how that tension applies to thankfulness.

Is thankfulness without works dead, too?

And what are the works of the thankful?

Maybe, this…

Let every detail in your lives – words, actions, whatever – be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.

Colossians 3:17 (the Message)