The Sin of Ingratitude
If we are devoid of faith in the wisdom and efficacy of gratitude, we won’t get peace of mind. Shakespeare in his greatest play King Lear aptly comments about the evil of filial ingratitude:
Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend,
More hideous, when thou show'st thee in a child,
Than the sea-monster.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child!
It is really very tragic that King Lear gave away his kingdom to his most ungrateful daughters Goneril and Regan. No doubt, ingratitude is more terrible than thesea-monster. We should be thankful and
Moreover, we should also be grateful to the Almighty Lord for all His blessings. There is no condemnation for those who adore God. There is so much evil and violence in the contemporary world as we are irreverent and ungrateful toward God.
In the Bible we find these famous lines admonishing us to be thankful to God for all His blessings: “Because youserve not the LORD your God with joyfulness, and with GLADNESS OF HEART, for the abundance of all things; therefore shall you serve your enemies which the LORD shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until he have destroyed you.” This wise quote aptly reveals that we should never forget the benefits and joys given by the Almighty God to us. The truth is that we should be full of the spirit of thanksgiving.
In the contemporary society all over the world, we often find that the young children are not grateful to their parents, and they often desert them during their old age. It is the duty of the youngsters and teenagers to look after their poverty-stricken parents without money or shelter. If we are ungrateful toward our parents, the wrath of God will certainly torment us.