Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Call to Worship

The Church's supreme thanksgiving for blessings received is the offering of the Eucharistic Sacrifice, and in the Church's liturgy of the hours this Eucharistic praise of God continues through the different parts of the day. In this way the Church teaches us to maintain and live in an attitude of gratitude to God. Therefore let us now bless the Lord, who has once again bestowed on us the fruits of the earth. Abel offered his first fruits to God; let us also learn to share our blessings for the good of those in need, so that we may be true children of the Father, who bestows His gifts for the benefit of all the peoples of the earth.

A blessed and happy Thanksgiving to you!