Pope Francis had an Op- Ed in the New York Times last week that was beautifully written called, “A Crisis Reveals What’s in Our Hearts”. It’s an excerpt of his new book, “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future,” written with Austen Ivereigh.
One of the rich blessings of our national heritage in the United States is the annual observance of Thanksgiving Day, a custom long standing. Many encyclopedias and American history textbooks place the first Thanksgiving Day in America at Plymouth, Massachusetts,in November, 1621.
It’s amazing how gratefulness comes easy when you have everything you basically need. The real test is when your life is disrupted by inconveniences, like last weekend when the City of Corning was under a boil order and the Internet was down. Doesn’t that sound silly to be annoyed or frustrated by something like that when there are people in the world who are suffering from food insecurity, don’t have a bed to sleep in or money to buy diapers? Isn’t it incredulous to be upset by these inopportune occurrences when we are in the middle of a pandemic of all things?
I know that I can create more problems and make more messes that anyone that I ever heard of. Take last Saturday afternoon as a for instance.
Are you sick and tired of the pandemic? Do you want life to somewhat return to normal? What would you do to end the pandemic?