Quote of the Day: Thanksgiving

Here are a few good ones for this day:

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” -Erma Bombeck

(Go Cowboys and go Aggies!)

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” – Johnny Carson

“It must be an odd feeling to be thankful to nobody in particular. Christians in public institutions often see this odd thing happening on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone in the institution seems to be thankful ‘in general.’ It’s very strange. It’s a little like being married in general.” – Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

What a great quote. It’s unfortunate how much we’ve secularized our holidays. It brings them to the point of pointlessness. In fact, a “secular holiday” is a bit of an oxymoron. Since the word “holiday” comes from “holy day,” it’s like saying “secular holy day” – which doesn’t make much sense.

We can be thankful for anything.  But who are we giving thanks to?  That is what this holy-day is all about.

From the readings today:

“And now, bless the God of all,
who has done wondrous things on earth;
Who fosters people’s growth from their mother’s womb,
and fashions them according to his will!
May he grant you joy of heart
and may peace abide among you;
May his goodness toward us endure in Israel
to deliver us in our days.” – Sir 50:22-24

“Lord, I thank you for your faithfulness and love.” – Psalm 138

Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone!

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