A Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving
Amid all of the food and travel and football and family and whatever else makes up this holiday weekend, I pray that our hearts will be truly filled with gratitude to God for the many blessings we share in this country. We are far from perfect and can do some fairly stupid things as individuals and as a group, but the Lord has shown us great mercy and has blessed us with many blessings--far beyond anything that we could have earned or deserve.
Last Saturday, one of our Postulants, Richard Goodin, and I participated in the Ohio Catholic Young Adult Conference here in Cincinnati. One of the events of the day was a question-and-answer session with Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk. In his opening comments, the Archbishop emphasized that being thankful is a Christian trait. The central mystery of our faith is Eucharist--Thanksgiving.
Maybe sometime this weekend each of us can take the time to prayerfully list the things for which we are thankful and give our gratitude and praise to God.
Happy eating and safe travel.