Thursday, November 22, 2007

The feast of St. Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr/ and Thanksgiving

Today in the United States, the holiday known as Thankgsgiving is recognized nationally and many of us take part in it by having turkey, watching the Detroit Lions football team get beat up by a far more superior team on television, and eat pumpkin pie afterwards while talking with family members about anything just about. Although there is nothing wrong with a little bit of entertainment, one thing that must be fundamentally remembered is: why are we doing this? We prepare great meals for the family to enjoy but more importantly, these great meals come from God, for without God none of this is possible. That is why before every Thanksgiving meal, you should say a grace that is not ordinarily said everyday. Although this holiday comes from a protestant meeting with indians in the days of the English settlements, we can still adapt the meaning behind it to our own traditions by taking advantage of this day off from work to be thankful to God for all that we have and even go as far as to go to Mass (those of us who are able to do so).
Today, my dear brothers and sisters, let us be thankful to God for all that he has given us, although there are some amongst us who have little to be happy about can still be happy with the blessings that God has offered and is offering to us, if we only have the grace to see. Let us also remember St. Cecilia who converted her husband and her brother in law to the true faith before she was martyred.
God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving

The Website Editor of Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel.

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