Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 28, A.D. 2002
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Today the people of the United States pause in thanksgiving. It is good
that we do, and yet, shouldn't every day and, indeed, every moment be
one of thanksgiving? It really isn't enough to have just one special day
or even fleeting moments of thankfulness throughout the day; not when
each and every good thing we have is a gift from our gratuitous and
How then do we go about making certain that we are not forgetful; that
we remember our solemn obligation to be truly grateful? It is, I
believe, a question that haunted the saints who spent their lives in
praise of God and in service to others.
Let us take an inventory and consider our own personal giftedness and
how we use our gifts. Is it primarily for our own pleasure, or do we use
them (with God's grace) for the good and salvation of others?
One of our Carmelite saints said it so well: "We have nothing, that in
fact, we have not received." May we remember these simple words so that
all our activity might become a prayer of thanksgiving, a prayer of
praise, a prayer of gratitude.
Give thanks to the Lord,
for he is good,
for His kindness endures forever. (Psalm 106:1)
- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Thanksgiving Day - USA)
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