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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most significant, well-celebrated and cherished holidays in the states in which people travel coast to coast, even across the globe, to celebrate this joyous occasion with families, share a laugh or three, watch football, engage in conversation (silly or not), gather at table for dinner (turkey is a must), pause for a moment, count our blessings and tell everyone how blessed (with the capital B) they are, indeed.
 
 
It is a special time to acknowledge God's providence for the wondrous blessings received in ways mysterious as it is a commonly held belief that even if we work, by the sweat of our brow in order to make both ends meet, God is the ultimate source and provider of all. When the pilgrims arrived and settled in, they were grateful not for themselves nor their ability to survive under the brutal and depressing winter but humbly, bowed in adoration before God for the safety of their travels, for the warm hospitality of the natives, for the generous sharing of food and for the friendship in particular. The fourth thursday of November is an important reminder that gratitude is part and parcel of the American dream.
 
 

To give thanks to God is the the habit of our hearts and the tenor of our souls. Gratitude is our moral compass and so we say, I thank the Lord for...

Every single occurrence in our lives (good and bad) is an invitation to draw closer to God. And whenever that encounter with the divine happens either in idle moments, rush hour, or in solitude, it changes us as a person and that's where the rubber meets the road.  Win or lose, life goes on...

Whether thanksgiving is spent with the family, in the company of friends and strangers, at work, in a fast food down the road, behind bars, in a hospital bed or in the living room of a rectory, what matters is the awareness that every fiber of life, from the tiniest, microscopic cell to the largest part of the anatomy, belongs entirely to God.

Happy Thanksgiving...