Acts of Thanksgiving

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Lydia and Suzanne helping coordinate volunteer from Holy Trinity & St. Joseph’s for delivery of Thanksgiving dinners.

A short homily offered on Thanksgiving Day at the Church of the Holy Trinity, NYC.

Listen HERE.

The point I meant to make (but forgot) had to do with waking up with anxiety (who unlocks the church, etc.) but then read today’s Gospel (“Do not worry about your life….[but] strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” Mt. 6:33).  One remedy for free-floating anxiety is to help someone else.  This Day of Thanksgiving (este Día de Acción de Gracias), I encourage and challenge myself and others to act out of gratitude in some tangible, real way. Call someone. Write someone. Invite someone. Apologize to someone or help someone. It is a day not just for “thinking” thankful thoughts but for acting in Thanksgiving, with the prayer that this day will overflow throughout the year. –John Beddingfield

About John F. Beddingfield

Rector of The Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) in New York City on East 88th Street between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave.
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