Happy Thanksgiving! Why should we be so happy? Because we live in the best country in the World by far! There are about 7 1/2 billion people on this earth with about 325 million living here in the United States. Anywhere from 750 million to 1 billion people on earth go to bed hungry every day. Think how much you and I will be eating on just this special day. 4 billion have no internet and 3 billion no cell phones (please try to keep yours away from the table today). 1.6 billion have inadequate housing and 100 million have no housing at all.
I tell you these facts not to make you feel guilty or even to be sad, but just to help us realize how good we have it and how thankful we must be. Just think of all the other things we may have to be thankful for -- family, health, jobs, retirement, churches, cars and pickups, great friends and special relatives, educational opportunities, much more safety and security then in other parts of the world, and we can go on and on -- and we should.
We also have the love of God, which passes all understanding. Let's start right now to return that love to others less fortunate than we.
Prayer: Thank you Jesus for this day, our families, and especially for your love and forgiveness. Help us to help others and again --
Thank you! Amen