In the Name of God, the Subtle, the Loving
Today, Americans all across the country are getting together with family and friends and celebrating the feast of Thanksgiving, eating turkey and other foods and desserts, as is the custom in the United States.
Although we should and must be thankful to God every single moment of our lives, it is still important to thank God for all the blessings He has given us throughout our lives. Our country is hurting very much now: hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs, lost their healthcare, lost their homes, and have tremendous uncertainty about their financial future.
I send my prayers of strength and protection to them. I ask the Lord to send down his Grace and Mercy upon them.
On this day, I am thankful to God for all the blessings of my life, all the mercy He has shown me, and for my country. I am so blessed and thankful to be a citizen of this wonderful nation.
On this day, also, my thoughts and concern go out to the victims of the horrific terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The sights and sounds coming out of Mumbai have been absolutely wrenching, and I ask and pray that the gunmen are caught, the hostages released, and peace return to Mumbai.