Thursday, November 26, 2009

unmerited gifts

Started off Thanksgiving with Mass.  It only seems right - on a day of giving thanks - to go straight to the giver of all gifts.  The One who owes us nothing, but without whom we wouldn't even exist.  The homily was about giving thanks for unmerited gifts; gifts we do not deserve - not the least of which is Jesus, Himself.  Others that I would add:  family, friends, friendship, faith, forgiveness.  Those who lead and instruct us in faith, those who pray for us, those who inspire us.  Those whom we can serve.  The blessing of being born and living in a country where freedom is all but taken for granted.  Employment.  Health.  Life.  Sacraments.  Guardian angels.  All way more than we deserve.  Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Karen! God love ya---you always have excellent insight!

  2. I have a wonderful pastor, and I just listen. HE is [mostly] the one with the exellent insights!