IEE: Eucharistio

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This week’s Science Education Essentials series is, as usual, neither science nor educational, but it’s also not very interesting. Once again, it’s all about Thanksgiving, or more precisely giving thanks. Now, according to Dr Forlow:

Eucharistio is a Greek verb used to mean to thank, to give thanks, to be thankful, to be grateful.Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Likewise, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 states “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I’m not sure about you, but I am quick to give God thanks for giving me a place to live, food to eat, clothes to wear, and family who love me. However, I also find myself NOT giving thanks very quickly for those life circumstances that seem more….challenging.

To nitpick – that’s all there is to do this week, really – my source tells me that the common transliteration is in fact eucharisteo. Anyway… Continue reading