Truth be told, we are all rather prone to complain. In Argyll, we have always been complaining about the weather. Now we also have parking in Oban to complain about. Of course, a complaint may be justifiable. But it is all too easy to get drawn into a cycle of negativity where we do nothing but complain! That is unlikely to do us any good. Perhaps that is why the Bible calls us to “give thanks in all circumstances” (I Thessalonians 5:17). The Christian life is a grateful life.