Voice of the Day: Craig Barnes

I’m not certain that there are such things as measures of our spirituality, but if there are, then gratitude is probably the best one. It indicates that we are paying attention.

— Craig Barnes, The Pastor as Minor Poet: Texts and Subtexts in the Ministerial Life

Regardless of whether or not there are such things as measures of our spirituality—and I think it’s probably best not to try to measure our spirituality, or else spirituality becomes but one more thing we strive after and grade ourselves on—there are few truer statements then the observation that gratitude indicates that we are paying attention.