There are always a number of good reasons for giving thanks to Almighty God, and the Thanksgiving holiday is a wonderful time that reminds us of how important it is to be thankful. Here are a few of the reasons that I am thankful this year:
- The Jubilee Year of Mercy was a wonderful time of spiritual renewal for many people. A great number of people made a point to approach the confessional, and some of them has not been to the sacrament for many years.
- A special emphasis was made by the Church in regard to forgiveness and healing for those who have been wounded by abortions in their past. And Pope Francis has extended this special emphasis beyond the Jubilee Year of Mercy!
- The United States of America has elected more and more pro-life persons to public office. Now we need to pray for them, support, encourage and cajole them to follow through in promoting and providing laws that respect the sacredness of every human life, from conception to natural death!
- I give thanks to God for each of you, for the graces that Our Lord Jesus has poured out in your lives during this past year, and for the graces that He will pour out upon you during the coming year.
What are your reasons for giving thanks? Please feel free to share them with us by replying to this post!