First United Methodist Church Lodi
Dear Friends in Christ,
In I Thessalonians 5:18, Paul writes, "Give thanks in all circumstances." There is a part of us that wants to protest. "Do you really mean ALL circumstances? Even when we feel hurt or angry or afraid or betrayed? Really?" Sometimes we can't find a reason to give thanks. Sometimes the cloud of despair feels too overwhelming to be penetrated by the light of faith.