My reflection today is from the opening prayer at Mass:
“￼Father all powerful, your gifts of love are countless and your goodness infinite; as we come before you on Thanksgiving day with gratitude for your kindness, open our hearts to have concern for every man, woman, and child, so that we may share your gifts in loving service. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever. Amen”￼
I hope that you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving! I know some people will be alone and that will be difficult but let us stop and think of the people that went through the pandemic 100 years ago.￼￼ They had no phones, no Internet, no TV, no social media, all they could do is to write a letter to communicate with their loved ones.￼￼
Let us stop and be grateful for all that we have. Let us also pray for all those working in hospitals; doctors, nurses, cleaning personnel, kitchen workers￼, firefighters, police, EMTs and all those that have to work today.
Thank you God for all the gifts that you give to each one of us.