Thursday, November 25, 2010

"Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His love is everlasting"

Remember today that Eucharist means thanksgiving. It is good that we set aside a day every year to give thanks to God as a nation. As Christians we give thanks everyday, which is why we celebrate Eucharist everyday. It is easy to only see life's challenges and hardships, but it is more important to see life's blessings. The first blessing, of course, as our Declaration of Independence declares, is life, then comes freedom, both of which are necessary for the pursuit of happiness. We must be careful when it comes to the latter because even our nation's founders did not see happiness as a selfish and hedonistic pursuit of pleasure, they had a more classical and, yes, Christian conception of what constitutes human happiness.

All holy men and women, pray for us

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