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I think Thanksgiving must be a difficult time for those who feel bereft or abandoned. I remember my first Thanksgiving prayer with the children at the Soup Kitchen nearly 20 years ago. Brother Ray and I had worked hard to promote prayers of gratitude among the children. One distraught 9-year-old girl shouted out, “I ain’t thankful for anything. I don’t even know who my daddy is.” Her pain stayed with me for a long, long time—but eventually, her life got better and she often expressed words of gratitude.
It’s the end of the growing season at Earthworks Urban Farm, a program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
Here is an easy recipe for roasting fresh pumpkin seeds.
Thanksgiving provides a time to spend with those we love, and also a time to give something of ourselves.