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Reflection, Gratitude, and Renewal

As we approach the Thanksgiving season, I am filled with gratitude for each one of you and the vibrant community we share in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. As we gather with family and friends around tables laden with the fruits of the earth, let us remember those who may be experiencing hardship and uncertainty. May our hearts be open to the needs of others, and may our hands be quick to offer compassion and support to those who are less fortunate.

In the midst of our busy lives, let us take a moment to pause and give thanks for the simple yet profound blessings that enrich our daily existence—the warmth of fellowship, the comfort of shared laughter, and the love that binds us together as a diocesan family.

Our faith calls us to a deeper understanding of gratitude—not just for the good times but also for the challenges that mold and shape us. As we give thanks, let us remember the transformative power of gratitude in our lives and how it draws us closer to the heart of God.

I encourage each of you to take this Thanksgiving as an opportunity for reflection, gratitude, and renewal. Let us give thanks not only for the abundance of our own lives but also for the opportunity to be instruments of God’s love and peace in the world.

May your Thanksgiving be filled with the warmth of love, the richness of fellowship, and the deep sense of God’s presence in your midst. From the depths of my heart, I am thankful for each one of you and the blessings you bring to our diocesan family.

Wishing you a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving!


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  1. Pat Kreder | on November 22, 2023

    And I am so grateful for you! Happy Thanksgiving

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