Daily homily thoughts, 11/23 (Thanksgiving Day)

Happy Thanksgiving. Today we thank God for all he has given us, especially our faith and family.  I’ve seen in my short two years as a priest several children and young people go home to the Lord.  Makes me realize how fragile and short life is. Every moment is a gift.  Life is too short to be nasty to each other.  It is too short to not be thankful.  There is so much to be thankful for.  One lesson I learned from Msgr Mark Svarczkopf is this. He always said we should spend just as much time thanking God as we do asking him for help and favors and so on. Today we thank God.