I’ve got a new post up today at The Anxious Bench, on the presence of three virtues in Abraham Lincoln’s original 1863 proclamation of a national day of thanksgiving.
But that’s all the blogging I plan to do this week.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and we’ll hope to see you back here next week, when I plan posts on teaching, academic freedom, and what it means to engage in “soul-searching.”
I’ll leave you with the conclusion to my “Lincoln’s Thanksgiving” post:
Let this Thursday be something more like what Abraham Lincoln had in mind: an occasion to turn away from the future and choose to remember the past year with gratitude, to turn away from pride and see your limitations more clearly, and to turn away from selfishness and recommit to service and reconciliation.