The liturgy of the Church for Thanksgiving Day says that God’s chosen people Israel “carried with them the promise that all men would be blessed and all men could be free…It has come to pass in every generation for all who have believed” in Jesus. “It happened to our fathers, who came to this land as if out of the desert into a place of promise and hope.”
Dear friends, Thanksgiving reminds us that our freedom comes from God, and is rooted in the human rights he gives us, starting with life. As we give thanks for the promise and hope he gives us, let us resolve to do even more throughout the year to extend that promise and hope to the unborn child. May this Thanksgiving bring us closer to the Lord!