A Time to Give Thanks
A Message from John Brothers, Division Vice President, Mission Integration: Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite holidays, celebrated with parades, football, family and great food. Family traditions have grown up around the holiday as they revere the many things for which they are grateful.
One tradition honored during the Thanksgiving holiday is to give to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Thanksgiving, from its earliest practices, was a time for people to share in the bounty of the harvest. Early Native Americans shared their abundance with the settlers who were not prepared for their first winter in the new world. Today, we collect and distribute food for those who are in need. In the Gospel of Luke, it states “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked ... ”