Imagine spending an evening with somebody who’s way better at making money or cooking or raising kids or living well than you are. Now imagine driving home without a thought of how you compare. Whew.

“The really grateful soul . . . [is] pleased by the surpassing gifts that God has given to others. . . . It cannot be beneath our dignity to be least, not when Christ deigned to . . . be born in a manger.” Anthony Esolen

“This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24