THANKSGIVING AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN
I felt a few words on the Thanksgiving holiday were in order. Instead I defer to these words of Abraham Lincoln from 1863.
“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied, enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all of these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. It behooves then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray clemency and forgiveness upon us.”
I pray you have a very blessed Thanksgiving full of family, friends and reflection.