Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!
As you enjoy your turkey today, don't forget about the gift of giving thanks.  It's a gift we have because we are human -- creatures with free will, intellect, the ability to love, and the means to express our thoughts, feelings and experiences.  

So give thanks!

And if you are looking for a little something to read while you wait for the potatoes to boil, or the dishwater to be full of suds, or the guests to arrive, then check out Cardinal Dolan's piece in the New York Post.  It's about giving thanks, yes, but it's also about the importance of not forgetting what it means to be human, what it means to be present.

The stores, we hear, will open on Thanksgiving. Isn’t that a sign of progress and liberation? Sorry, but no — it’s a sign of a further descent into a highly privatized, impersonal, keep-people-at-a-distance culture, one that values having stuff and doing things over just being with people whom we love, cherish and appreciate.

You can read the rest here.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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