Thanksgiving 2014: A Mid-November Meditation

It is truly sad that Thanksgiving has become little more than the opening act for a season of spendthrift Christmas shopping. Gratitude for what we have has too often given way to a quest for more of what we don’t need.. Increasingly, the verb that describes what we do on Thanksgiving is no longer “thanking” or even “eating,” but “buying” or “selling.” Curiously, we seem to think that if we buy enough (or sell enough) we’ll be happy. This is sad, because it puts a price on happiness when God intended happiness to be free of charge. Like a ghost haunting a house, the very word “thanksgiving” haunts our celebration, a dim reminder that we should be grateful for what we have, despite being dist

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