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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Andy, S.J.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 943 OTen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 944 NTen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 945 Pen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 947 Gen_US
dc.description.abstractBlessed are you, Lord, God of all creation! It is from your goodness that we gather today in this United States of America to give you thanks and praise for the blessings you have showered upon us.||We thank you for this bountiful land - the plains, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes and deserts. We thank you for the people native to this land - for the lessons we have learned together. We thank you for the diversity of people you gathered to these shores from around the world. We thank you for our history - for the freedoms we cherish as well as for the scars that have challenged our integrity.|In the face of many challenges, amid forces that try to divide us, you keep blessing our desires for justice and unity. You have allowed us to offer hope for many in the world, you have blessed us to defend the cause of liberty and freedom.|We are sorry for the evil of slavery and for the ongoing sin of racism among us. We are sorry for the times we have been a cause of division in the world, for when our greed and our use of the world's resources has hurt the rest of the world, especially the poor.|We grieve that we have become a culture insensitive to the absolute dignity of every human life and that we continue to struggle to know how to protect the basic human rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all.|We trust in your mercy, O Lord, our God, and we ask you to renew us with hope and re-dedication to thanksgiving. May we grow in gratitude today for the many gifts you have given us - gifts beyond what most of the world can imagine. With our thanksgiving, we ask you to bless us with generosity, that we might welcome the stranger and care for those most in need, because you have been so good to us.|Allow us to be good stewards of the many gifts you have given us. Bless our families and loved ones. Bless our nation and the whole family of nations. We know you have given us gifts to allow us to make this nation greater and the world better, and so we thank you. Grant us greater understanding, solidarity, compassion, unity, justice and peace.|We make our thanksgiving and entrust our prayers to you, in the name of Jesus, who himself prayed that we may be one.|Amen.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.subject.otherThanksgiving Day (USA)en_US
dc.titleReflection for Thursday, November 27, 2008: Thanksgiving Day.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitVP for University Ministryen_US
dc.program.unitCollaborative Ministryen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorAlexander, Andrew F., S.J.en_US Timeen_US 34en_US
dc.subject.local11 Kings 8:55-61en_US
dc.subject.local1Sirach 50:22-24en_US
dc.subject.local1Isaiah 63:7-9en_US
dc.subject.local1Zephania 3:14-15en_US
dc.subject.local21 Chronicles 29:10bc, 11, 12en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 138:1-2a, 2bc-3, 4-5en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11en_US
dc.subject.local31 Corinthians 1:3-9en_US
dc.subject.local3Ephesians 1:3-14en_US
dc.subject.local3Colossians 3:12-17en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 7:7-11en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 11:25-30en_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 5:18-20en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 1:39-55en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 10:17-24en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 17:11-19en_US
dc.subject.local4John 15:9-17en_US
dc.subject.local4John 16:20-22en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Aen_US

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