I published an editorial on my Arts & Culture blog called “Giving Thanks.” Please read it! Here’s an excerpt.
Thanksgiving isn’t about remembering the Pilgrims either. They didn’t care what they ate, as long as it filled their bellies. All they valued were the people, Native American and English, whom they spent this day with and the God to whom they gave thanks for their survival. These Pilgrims understood, too well, the pain of starvation, disease, and death. Do we? Have we thanked God for salvation in Jesus Christ and freedom of worship? Have we shown him gratitude for the bountiful blessings of family, friends, food, clothing, shelter, work, and wheels? Have we also blessed others with our bounty – sharing time, money, or stuff with food kitchens, homeless shelters, churches, charities, and people we love who’ve fallen on hard times?