Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 8:7-18
Do not say to yourself, ‘My power and the might of my own hand have gained me this wealth.’ Deuteronomy 8:17
On this Thanksgiving Sunday, we want to consider one of the most important of all Christian virtues, gratitude. And we are doing that with the help of our two rabbis, Roly Matalon and Felicia Sol, of B’nai Jeshurun.
Gratitude implies humility, an understanding that whoever we are, whatever we have, wherever we are, none of us got here without help. A lot of help. Help from our families, help from each other, help from our God. It is wise to remember that. And as Abraham Heschel once wrote, “It is gratefulness that makes the soul great.”
This Thanksgiving will not be like those of years past. That’s for sure. But maybe it will be all the more important to spend this Thanksgiving practicing gratitude. And seeing if we can grow our souls for the days and weeks ahead.
See you Sunday,
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