Monday, October 12, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Today, Monday, October 12, 2015 we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving. Our country is one of the most privileged and blessed in the world. We Canadians tend to take for granted the basics of life, and all the other added luxuries that the majority of the world's human beings may never have and/or are only a dream. Consequently, with every privilege comes responsibility. Presently we are in the final week of one of the longest election campaigns in Canadian history. The outcome of this election may very well determine how we Canadians will contribute to the peace, justice and well-being of our own citizens as well as those of other nations. So on this Thanksgiving Monday, the following words from I Chronicles come to mind, along with the prayer by Samuel F. Pugh.

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Thanksgiving Prayer

O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
(Samuel F. Pugh)
A blessed thanksgiving to all who read this post!

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