I don’t want to bum you out on Thanksgiving, but I would like to point out that Nationalism leads to violence. So today as you give thanks, give thanks for God and His kingdom that is coming like a mustard seed… like a little leaven that is slowly leavening the whole lump. The kingdom of God is coming and it is present here today (at hand as Jesus taught)… and growing as we speak. That’s something to give thanks for.
“So you did eat together sometimes, but not at the legendary Thanksgiving meal.
No. We were there for days. And this is another thing: We give thanks more than once a year in formal ceremony for different season, for the green corn thanksgiving, for the arrival of certain fish species, whales, the first snow, our new year in May—there are so many ceremonies and I think most cultures have similar traditions. It’s not a foreign concept and I think human beings who recognize greater spirit then they would have to say thank you in some formal way.”
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