The Virtue for the month of November is Thankfulness/Gratitude. Fitting because we in the United States devote a day in November to “Thanksgiving”. Fr. Thomas Hopko wrote,
The spiritual person is the one who is grateful for everything. He is the one who receives everything with thanksgiving, and who knows that he has nothing except what he has received from God.
If we recognize that all things come from God then we should be in a constant state of Thanksgiving- not just one day a year, but every moment of every day. This is what we strive to teach our students at ASA- to be ever grateful to God for all things!
I am personally Thankful for all of you. Our students, families, staff, and board members.
Mrs. Christina Blankenstein
Ps. I will close with one of our Bible verses for November:
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. – Colossians 3:17