Thanksgiving Message from the Bishop

Thanksgiving Day is a good reminder to us that to be thankful to God for connecting us with each other. Gratitude helps us to see a need to learn to live with each other and to appreciate the goodness of one another. To be thankful also motivates us to share what we have so that others too can be grateful. Thanksgiving turns us from individuals protecting our own corner of the world into a community.

Generosity is built into gratitude. Because we are grateful to God for his generosity to us, we see ourselves called to be generous with one another. We can make gratitude an attitude and not just a day in the year when we give thanks. For example, at the end of each day, we can dedicate a few minutes to reviewing the gifts God has given us and thanking him for them. This keeps our hearts alive with gratitude.

Being kind to those around us and making gratitude a way of life will make us better persons, and it will help us to be more civil communities.

God bless you all and Happy Thanksgiving!