As we approach Thanksgiving this month, there is a lot that I am grateful for right now.
We are all invited to join in that work of God. To be God's hands, feet, and heart in a hurting world. Of being grateful, instead of despairing. Of living Hope, even when cynicism and fear seems so easy.
That is why we celebrate Thanksgiving each Sunday at St. Paul’s. The word Eucharist, which we celebrate each week, comes from the Greek word, eucharistia, which means to “give thanks". We bring bread, wine, and our weekly collection to the altar to be blessed, a sign of bringing our entire selves, and our bounty, and offering it to God. In doing so, we are saying all that I have, and all that I am, has come from God. It is an act of giving thanks. It is an orientation of Hope, of Light, of Life, and of Love.
For what do you give thanks today?