Thursday, November 26, 2020


As we pray and feast on this Thanksgiving Day, we choose, despite the darkness in our lives, in our world, to pause and thank God that his lovingkindness is always going before us and filling us with hope; we pause to thank Him because we believe that his mercies are never outdone. And although we often do not understand, we dare to believe that his desire for us and all people is full of grace and mercy and unfathomable kindness.

With the poet John O’Donohue, we have faith that “at the deepest level of reality some intimate kindness holds sway. This is the heart of blessing. To believe in blessing is to believe that our being here, our very presence in the world, is itself the…primal blessing."