Happy Thanksgiving dear Saint Matthew’s family. This day should lead us to remember that our life as Catholics is a constant thanksgiving. It is a special day, where family unity is celebrated above all. Let us thank God because he has given us more than we imagine or deserve.
According to tradition, the pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving dinner in 1621, together with a group of natives. The event wanted, above all, to thank God for the abundance of harvests in the new world.
Today it would be greatly beneficial to celebrate the Eucharist, a word that comes from Greek, and which means precisely “thanksgiving.” Believing in God implies living in thanksgiving. What do you have that you have not received?’ (1 Cor 4:7) If God is the Only One, everything we are and everything we possess comes from him.