Psalm 136 Revisited for an American Thanksgiving

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on November 11, 2015

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O give thanks to the Lord for God’s love is everlasting,
Who alone has done such great wonders.Thanksgiving

Who led the Pilgrims to this spacious land,
For God’s love is everlasting.

Who gave us a nation of freedom and law,
For God’s love is everlasting.

For trees and rivers, for mountains and meadows, for birds and all creatures,
For God’s love is everlasting.

Who fed us bountifully, with every kind of good food
For God’s love is everlasting.

Who brought peoples of all nations to our land,
For God’s love is everlasting.

Who led the people in search of greater freedom and justice,
For God’s love is everlasting.

Who revealed God’s love for us in Christ Jesus,
For God’s love is everlasting.

Who feeds us in Word and sacrament with rich food,
For God’s love is everlasting.    Cornacopia

For desires to grow and become our very best,
We praise the Lord, the maker of all.

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Dorothy Fuchs, SND,  was a high school teacher for twenty-nine years.  When teaching World Culture, religion and U.S. History  Sr. Dorothy tried to give her students the sense of the inherent dignity of people of all cultures, the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate events in history, and the realization of the  gifts of our Catholic faith, a faith that teaches that all people are children of God.  For fourteen years Sister Dorothy was a pastoral minister. For twelve if those years Sister served on the staff of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, where as staff liaison to the Social Concerns Committee she worked with the committee to promote awareness of current social justice.

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Lisa Novak November 12, 2015 at 9:18 am

A beautiful Thanksgiving prayer, Dorothy. Thank you for the reminder to give thanks ALWAYS, ALL WAYS!

Lisa

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Sister M.Sujita, SND November 16, 2015 at 11:29 pm

Dear Sr.M.Kathleen,
Warm greetings of love and appreciation to you all the way from Patna, India! I always look forward to your blog ‘Living Justly.’ Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing to help us all to make JPIC a way of life. I feel proud of you and grateful to God for the gift of you. May you continue to be a sign of hope and new life to many.
Lovingly,
Sister M.Sujita, SND

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