In Paul’s writings, he makes use of the Greek word “Eucharisteo” a word denoting thanksgiving to God twenty-three times. Most often, Paul was expressing thanks to God for the brethren for their steadfast faith, prayers and love for one another. He was deeply concerned about their spiritual health and well-being and sought to give more of himself in serving the brethren despite tremendous trials. Serving and self-sacrifice must not become a chore or inconvenience, but is our reasonable service to God and our brethren. How often do we thank God for our brothers and sisters in Christ?