Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be thankful for this year. As always, my greatest blessing is having received the saving grace and boundless love of God through Jesus Christ. May God help me be a faithful disciple and a faithful and effective witness.

Second only to that matchless gift, I am thankful for my family: my father, my mother of blessed memory, my new step-ma, Kay, my brother and my sisters and their families, my father-in-law, my mother-in-law of blessed memory, my brothers-in-law and their families, and, of course, my bride of nearly 17 years of wedded bliss, Kate, and our two lovely daughters, Molly & Miriam. In a world of poverty, I am thankful that I have enough to eat, a place to sleep, warm clothes, remunerative work–and I ask God to show me what more I can do to ensure that others obtain these.

In a world of war and violence, I am thankful for relative security and ask God to show me new ways to work for peace.

I am thankful to the readers of this blog, both those who share many of my commitments and those who are my critics.

I hope you are all blessed this day. Get off the computer, now, and spend some time with friends, family, or the many less fortunate than you.

November 23, 2006 Posted by | Christian calendar | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!