In the Responsorial Psalm we say, “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with al my heart.”
That expresses a very nice religious notion, but practically speaking, how does one go about thanking the Lord with all one’s heart?
Well, one way of thanking God is by thinking about God. Webster’s tells us that our word thank is an Old English derivative of the word think.
As we go through the many activities of each day we can thank God by having developed the habit of acknowledging our dependence on him by thinking about it.
While acknowledging our dependence on him, we can go further by acknowledging our need to be doing his work. In Romans, 14:7-8 Paul gave us a great reminder of this double duty of ours.
None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.