Thanks Be To God !!!
This follows from Deacon George’s Thanksgiving
sermon from the early 2000’s.
The message is still valid!
As we approach this Thanksgiving;
something we all should remember…
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on
your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep .
you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and
spare change in a dish someplace … you are among
the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If you woke up this morning with more health than
illness … you are more blessed than the million
who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle,
the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of
torture, or the pangs of starvation… you are ahead
of 500 million people in the world.
If you can attend a church meeting without fear of
harassment, arrest, torture, or death … you are
more blessed than three billion people in the world.
If your parents are still alive and still married
… you are very rare, even in the United States.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face
and are truly thankful… you are blessed because
the majority can, but most do not.
If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even
touch them on the shoulder … you are blessed
because you can offer healing touch.
If you can read this message, you just received a
double blessing in that someone was thinking of you,
and further more, you are more blessed than over two
billion people in the world that cannot read at all.
Have a good day, count your blessings, and pass this
along to remind everyone else how blessed we all
Happy Thanksgiving to you all
and Thanks Be To God !!!
— Author Unknown
submitted by former parishioner Tara Greaney