As a Eucharistic people, giving thanks is what we do best! Of course, the word eucharist means thanksgiving. So, for us Catholics, thanksgiving is not a once-a-year holiday…it is what we do each and every time we gather for the Sacred Liturgy. We recognize that all good gifts come for our good and gracious God and that “it is right to give him thanks and praise!”
And so, as we approach this Thanksgiving holiday, we lift up our hearts. I thank you, Lord, for the wonderful celebration of my 25th wedding anniversary this weekend and for the precious gift of my wife and family. I thank you, Lord, for my home, my job, my friends, my family, my health, my service as a catechist, and the young people I teach.
It is right to give you thanks and praise!!!
Happy Thanksgiving, all!