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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Preparing for Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving day was a feast to give thanks for the harvest. It was a meal to be thankful for not only the food but for the many blessings received during the year. We sometimes forget that hardships made the first settlers grateful just to be alive. We have so many comforts today that we may fall into a lack of gratitude for the daily gifts we take for granted. Let us prepare this Thanksgiving by reviewing our gifts and giving thanks to God.

As a Religious of the Sacred Heart I have the mission of making God's love visible in the heart of the world. This is done in many ways, but for me, living in gratitude and joy is an important way of making God's love visible.

Yesterday a friend sent me this quote:
"Someday after we have mastered the winds, the
waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."

Teilhard de Chardin

It seems appropriate for reflection.

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