As we celebrate Thanksgiving today let us always be mindful that every good grace comes from God. In our Catholic tradition, thanksgiving is not restricted to a special holiday but everyday, every moment.
Eucharist comes from the Greek 'eucharístia' which means 'gratitude' or 'thanksgiving'. So for over 2000 years we have been called to be a Eucharistic people, giving thanks to God for the gift of salvation through his Son, Jesus Christ.
Sadly many only associate Thanksgiving with 'Black Friday' shopping, football, and an opportunity to indulge and satisfy the carnal just as we can reduce the Eucharist to mere ritual without substantial thought or awareness on what we are celebrating. We are on the verge of losing our attitude of gratitude in a 'me-first' world.
So today as you celebrate take time and truly give thanks. Look around you. You are blessed more than you think.
I have much to be thankful for: life, love and especially you. Everything else is secondary.
Happy Thanksgiving! TGBTG! Peace.
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