Let us rejoice for the families who have gathered this Thanksgiving to express their thanks and to celebrate the bounty of their lives.
Let us join together in support of those whose families are far away, with distances in many forms.
Let us hold one another in gentle reverence this holiday of Thanksgiving for we are here to celebrate, to worship, to be thankful for what we have.
Life, newly born among us this year, will carry our legacy into the future.
Death among us this year has given us tears of sorrow and yesterdays to remember.
Illnesses, accidents, and surgeries among us this year thave reminded us of the fragileness of our lives.
We have had marriages, reunions, reconciliations. And, we have had, and still do have, our Beloved Community, our religious home where we come together in love and compassion.
For all these things, we give thanks this day.
Let us be silent together.