Glory to Jesus Christ!
Here we are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, one of the original and early religious feasts that came through our founders of this country who were from the Reform Movement and were very grateful for all that they received and experienced when they moved to this country.
It has continued to be a religious feast of sorts, at least a reminder, always, to be thankful to our Higher Power, to our God, who has provided so much for us in this blessed land.
We, who are of the Christian faith, are also the ones who receive our glory in the whole Eucharist at yet another level of thanksgiving that needs to be expressed in our lives and in our hearts.
“Efcharisto” is the way Greeks say “thank you” to one another because “Eucharist” means “thanksgiving.”
In this reality then, we who live in Christ, of course, are grateful people; blessed beyond measure and called by Him to take on His way of thinking, His way of loving, His way of living. That certainly includes a humble, thankful attitude toward our blessings, toward the people in our lives.
It’s this attitude of gratefulness for God’s continual grace and blessings that leads us to live in the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, which we talked about earlier: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and, also, forgiveness toward one another.
We are so blessed that we easily complain when things aren’t just as we want them and these moments are the call to be stronger and trusting in our faith and more loving in our giving.
May God bless us continually and may we overflow with gratefulness and love toward one another.
God bless you.