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How to Thank God as He Has Instructed – A Meditation on Thanksgiving Day

November 22, 2017 6 Comments
How to Thank God as He Has Instructed – A Meditation on Thanksgiving Day

Your grace and mercy, brought me through. I’m living this moment, Because of you. I want to thank you, And praise you too. Your grace and mercy, Brought me through! On this feast of Thanksgiving (here in America) we do well to ponder how we ought to give thanks to God. Indeed, how can one […]

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Thanksgiving 2017

November 21, 2017 1 Comment
Thanksgiving 2017

Earlier today, Cardinal Wuerl joined with other faith leaders of the Washington area to share a thoughts on the meaning of Thanksgiving. Read the message below or here.   Thanksgiving 2017 The American Holiday Across our nation, people of every background and tradition celebrate Thanksgiving as a distinctly American holiday, rooted in gratitude. In the […]

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True Thanksgiving Isn’t Just Something We Do; It’s Something That Happens to Us

November 23, 2016 1 Comment
True Thanksgiving Isn’t Just Something We Do; It’s Something That Happens to Us

One of the dangers in presenting New Testament moral teaching is reducing the Gospel to a moralism, a rule to follow using the power of one’s own flesh. This is an incorrect notion because for a Christian, the moral life is not merely achieved; it is received. The moral life is not an imposition; it […]

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On The Loss of The Thanksgiving Holiday…Is there anything we can do?

November 28, 2013 21 Comments
On The Loss of The Thanksgiving Holiday…Is there anything we can do?

Many of us have rightly, lamented the steady erosion of the Thanksgiving holiday. Over the past decade or so that hideousness of people camped out, sometimes for days, in front of stores to take advantage of “Black Friday” sales grew more widespread. This next intensified to stores opening at midnight, then at 8 PM on […]

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Some thoughts to help deepen our gratitude.

November 27, 2013 11 Comments
Some thoughts to help deepen our gratitude.

True gratitude is a grace, or gift from God which proceeds from a humble and transformed heart. In such a case we do not render thanks merely because it is polite or expected, or because God commands it, but because it naturally flows from a profound experience of gratitude. The “command” of Scripture to give […]

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A Lament On the Disappearing of Thanksgiving

November 22, 2012 21 Comments

My Father used to love Thanksgiving. It was for him the one one holiday that was not corrupted by silly sales, and endless machinations of marketers. It was just a time when family gathered, stores were closed and there wasn’t much the marketers could do to mess with our minds. But as you know, the […]

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Thanksgiving as a Remedy for the Soul – AND – How to Add 1000 Calories to Your Thanksgiving Turkey

November 22, 2011 9 Comments

At the heart of thanksgiving is not just food, but also family and fellowship. And, in these busy and distracted times we don’t have enough of these. But communion with God and each other is a foretaste of heaven. On the road to Emmaus Jesus gave a poignant picture of heaven: walking, talking and dining. […]

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On The Grace of Gratitude – A Thanksgiving Meditation

November 24, 2010 31 Comments

One of the dangers in presenting New Testament moral teaching is that the preacher or teacher risks reducing the Gospel to a moralism. In other words the moral truth that is proclaimed is reduced merely to another rule that I am supposed to keep out of my own flesh power. This is an incorrect notion […]

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