I like today mostly. I have never fully embraced this day of thanks as it is predicated upon the take over and invasion of part of my ancestry. It is glossed over and part of a history that has never been engaged and that healing is not available to some folks.
It makes me think about healing and reconciliation that we engage in as followers of Christ. What part do we have in healing? Nouwen speaks to this in his book “The Wounded Healer.”
I mostly wish America would admit to fucking over the Native population. I wish an effective solution is empowering and lifting up all marginalized populations could be found. It saddens me that we can have thanks in the midst of so much suffering.
God please open our eyes to the hurt of the world and bless us with hearts to heal and walk with others in our own inequity.