While praise, joy, contrition, and love are all important affections for worship, gratitude is the most important worship affection.
While the Pilgrims gave us the first Thanksgiving, which we celebrate each year, they provided us with an even more important legacy to be celebrated, the Mayflower Compact.
If future generations are to look upon Old Glory and see it as a symbol of hope, freedom, and justice, we must always protect and defend what we know to be true about it.
People are suddenly thankful for truck drivers during the COVID-19 crisis, but will their gratitude last after the pandemic subsides?
‘When, from the long distance of a hundred years, they shall look back upon us, they shall know, at least, that we possessed…gratitude for what our ancestors have done for our happiness.’
In a way, I lost everything. But in a more important way, I discovered a purpose I never would have otherwise considered.
Whether we feast on turkey, seafood, or barbecue, may Thanksgiving 2019 enable us to count our blessings today, give thanks for the good in our past, and strengthen us for tomorrow.
Through a dark trial of my son’s mental illness, I realized suffering is an embedded feature of our fallen world. But through thanksgiving, earthly suffering is transformed, one broken heart at a time.
Will taught me that the most meaningful thing civilians can do for veterans and service members may be to listen to their stories of service.
We should celebrate Thanksgiving as our ancestors did, a moment to reflect on the extraordinary blessings of our time.
The Left expected Anthony Kennedy to not only write and join progressive decisions, but also to chain himself to his chair like a protester until a Democrat won the presidency.
Perhaps this most American of holidays inspires us to an even higher calling—focusing not just on thanks, but on giving.
Our Thanksgiving celebration originated in our nation’s worst period of turmoil and bloodshed: the Civil War. Its lessons can help us today.
My grandpa was a teenager when he fought in World War II. It took decades—and a conversion to Christianity—to bring him peace from his experiences with war.
To have one day to ‘honor’ mothers is to fail to even attempt to understand all mothers do. It’s to take a gargantuan task and turn it into a tea as if somehow that makes it all worthwhile.
Because celebrities often usurp the stage to march for ‘social justice,’ the whole of Hollywood is often branded as frivolous and out-of-touch. Not true.
Roger Scruton calls our gratitude for the gift of being the ‘fundamental religious truth.’ Children bring this gratitude into our lives in a singular way.
Our attitude and discipline provides us with our best chance of living out this melodrama to the best of our limited ability.
It’s tempting to avoid the people who annoy us, who might judge or look down on us. But Thanksgiving is about seeking peace, despite our differences.
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