By Sister Philomena Anne of Divine Mercy, O.Carm.
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Thanksgiving Day asks the question “how kind am I to my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ?” Thanksgiving Day reminds us to give thanks to God for his gift of the breath of life and for His many blessings. In one of the Gospel stories, Jesus healed ten lepers and only one returned. This prompted Jesus to ask, “Ten were healed, where are the other nine?” This reading is perfect as it shows us to render Him thanks as well. This special day, while I spend the day with my Sisters in Carmel, and as we make our calls to families and friends to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving, let us remember our Lord and thank Him. If it were not for His giving of Himself up to save us from eternal death, we would not have a thanksgiving to celebrate.
Happy Thanksgiving to my Sisters in Carmel, family and friends!