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