Friends, the holiday of Thanksgiving offers us a chance to step back and take stock of all our blessings: friends, family, health, work, etc.
Today is a chance to slow down and simply rest in, above all, God's abundant goodness. God willed us into being, supplying our very breath out of sheer love. He sent his only Son to die for our sin so that we may have life and life in abundance! (John 10:10). Beyond that, God gave us his Church and the sacraments to feed and sustain us for this earthly pilgrimage.
In fact, the word "Eucharist" comes from the Greek term for "Thanksgiving." (
equates to "sharing," where we get "Communion"). The entire Christian story is one of being a gift, of being created out of and responding to love, and living a life of profound Thanksgiving.
How will we show our thanks today?
From all of us at Word on Fire and Flocknote:
The Eucharist as Thanksgiving!
Bishop Barron explains in detail the power of the Eucharist in this clip from the beautiful series
on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 2:00PM