Nov 24, 2020
This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. In the midst of our current challenges it is my fervent hope that this week we all look for—and find—those gifts for which we can be most grateful. Our faith, our family, our friends. We give thanks to all those who continue to stand on the front lines in combating a pandemic, for all who have extended a hand in providing food for the poor and homeless, for those assisting the newly unemployed, for all those who put their lives on the line to defend the defenseless, and for those who are committed to the education of their children and our students no matter the model or the hurdles. For all these people we are so grateful. Above all, may we express our gratitude to God for his many gifts by sharing them and our resources with those in most need. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.