“It’s curious, the force that pulls us toward quiet places and dark things.”
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches on November 26, The Central Minnesota Catholic asked people to reflect on how they will keep gratitude as their top priority this year.
“It’s not an ideal situation, but in these uncertain, unprecedented times, we are wise to be realistic and keep hope that soon, we will be able to visit ‘as of old.'”
We need to use our national festival of thanks, and then the joyous and expectant season of Advent that follows — to focus on gratitude.
“Have we lost our purpose? Is anyone else wondering what this is all about?”
“Right now, we can’t fix everything that is broken in this country. But we Catholics can show a way forward.”
“How can we help our families when we need support for ourselves? … Where do we start when everything feels like it’s unraveling around us?”
“The responsibilities of faithful citizenship don’t end on Election Day. We must work with our elected officials — whether we voted for them or not — to make our communities and world better places to live for everyone.”