|"Run ... RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!"|
And on a more solemn note, I recently ran across a 2007 article from The Boston Globe about the true historical and spiritual roots of the secular holiday we now call Thanksgiving. It is quite interesting, stating that "the modern holiday would horrify the Puritans, who observed a tradition that was quiet, deeply religious, and concerned with betterment, not bounty." Give it a read: "The Opposite of Thanksgiving".
While we may not celebrate Thanksgiving today like the Pilgrims did, let us at least center grateful hearts on the Giver of All Good Gifts, reflect honestly on our lives, and ask for the grace to give of ourselves as God does for us.
A Blessed Thanksgiving to all.
|"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth," by Jennie Brownscombe (1914)|