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.
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