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generosity and Jubilee

By Joanne Cox | 27 April 2012

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’ (1 Thessalonians 5:18). 


I have been fortunate enough to have grown up in a world where the American festival of Thanksgiving has grown in popularity (in no small part due to the TV sitcom ‘Friends’ and their almost routine annual Thanksgiving catastrophes!).  Thus, for me, thankfulness, Thanksgiving and generosity all become associated with the smell of cinnamon spice, pumpkin pie and the clamour of dozens of people crowding into my house on cold wintery nights.