38 After leaving the synagogue he entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her. 39 Then he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them.
Gratitude is an attitude. We are all thankful to those who have done some favour to us. Simon’s mother-in-law shows such a gratitude. For her, gratitude is not only a feeling oriented one but an action oriented one, which prompts her to serve the Lord. Does our gratitude show up in our actions or does it remain only in feelings and words? Gratitue could more than be an attitude, it could be action.