Thanks for sharing this. I love Stephen Colbert. He is so funny but it is refreshing to see the serious side of him and hear him express his gratitude. His honesty in saying, “some people aren’t grateful, and I’m not always.” I can certainly relate to that. I am not always grateful and complain too much.
Interestingly enough, the times I am most grateful is when I am ministering to someone else who is suffering. Taking care of my mother n law as she was dying. Being there for my sister when my niece died. Helping my sister get dressed because her arthritis was so crippling. Holding her hand, kissing her cheek and whispering in her ear as she was dying. Holding the hand of a friend, praying for her in the hospital as she was dying. Hugging, praying and crying with a woman I met recently who struggled with so many inner demons, etc.
These are the times I am most grateful and ironically “joyful.” The times I am most miserable is when I am self consumed.
There is something very profound about partaking in other people’s suffering. Because like Stephen said, “ everyone is suffering” and “ the great gift of sacrifice of Jesus on the cross” that “God suffers too.” Wow!
I don’t do so well in my own sufferings. It’s only after the fact that I can focus on the profound lessons. Perhaps that is why we need each other, to “carry” each other through…
This was wonderful to watch.
Thank you Carson