Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gratitude and the American Experience

From Archbishop Charles Chaput's Thanksgiving Message:

The Roman statesman Cicero once said that, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” Gratitude expresses our dependence on others. By its nature, it leads to humility and wisdom, because a grateful heart understands than none of us is really independent. We have obligations to each other. We also have needs from each other. We’re designed to depend on each other as a family; and to depend as a family on God. Probably no other holiday speaks to the soul of the American experience like Thanksgiving.

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