There is a profound Catholic significance in celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday on a Thursday, the day of the Eucharist. The Gospel we heard draws us into the Cenacle; liturgically, today is not merely Thanksgiving Day, the last Thursday of November. It becomes for us Holy Thursday. It is the hour of Christ’s Mystical Supper with His disciples. Christ is at table and we are there with Him.
Our Lord speaks to us; He gives us the mysteries of His Body and Blood. He calls us to fruitfulness, to the fruitfulness of sacrificial love. Thanksgiving and fruitfulness are inseparably bound up. Those who are thankful will be fruitful. Those who are fruitful will be thankful. “I chose you,” says Jesus, “and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide” (Jn 15:16).
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Thursday, November 22, 2007
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Cyclone death toll passes 2,200
Russia, U.S. lead in abortion
Detective 'certain' Madeleine is alive
Pensioners' organs used in transplants
Touting their product in the 'big city' of N.Y.!
VeriChip Corporation and Digital Angel Corporation to Disclose Additional Details on Implantable RFID Glucose-Sensing Microchip for Humans on December 4th and 5th in New York
'On the road'
Digital Angel Corporation to Hold Virtual Investor Road Show for All Interested Investors
Digital Angel Receives Over $600,000 Order From USDA For National Animal ID System
Mr. Edelstein said, “We believe the merger with Applied Digital will open the door for increased institutional investment in the combined company by removing the obstacles that have previously dissuaded these investors from buying Digital Angel stock. By no longer having a majority owner of Digital Angel, which caused an overhang on our stock, we believe investors will again focus on the value and growth potential of our businesses. This online road show is accessible to all interested investors.”
Digital Angel Corporation Remotely Tracks the Ponies
Cat Apparently Hitches From NJ to Ga.
Microchip leads to reunion with dog
Vanessa Williams, pet lover
Niceness, at least as it is normally conceived, seeks to avoid pain at all costs. It not only avoids pain, but even the hint of discomfort. Niceness is the highest moral expression of bourgeois society, a society that sees comfort and ease as the highest goods. And modern society is bourgeois in the highest degree. It is unguent-soaked, padded, temperature-controlled, luxuriant, tidy, well-groomed; it is mediocre par excellence. It is no surprise, then, that modern society values niceness so highly. To be nice is to be non-judgmental, pliant, stroking, and affirming. It allows for no negativity, for negativity is uncomfortable.