Are We a Thankful Nation?
The president, in his Thanksgiving, weekly address, said,
Like millions of Americans, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will spend the day eating great food, watching a little football, and reflecting on how truly lucky we are.
In this address the president never mentioned God or his thankfulness to God for the blessings our country enjoys. 43 presidents before him didn’t have a problem acknowledging that America is blessed of God and the thankfulness that we share as Americans for God’s provisions. We have had some godless presidents in the past, but none that would not express thanksgiving to. None, that is until Obama became president.
First Observation: Thankfulness toward God shows humility and helps to make God and His word the moral compass of one’s soul. An unthankful speech by Obama points out his narcissism and underscores how wanting his moral compass actually is.
Second Observation: Obama’s lack of thankfulness is a wake call to the rest of our society. On a day that used to be a simple getting together of family and friends to reflect on God’s goodness and mercy toward us has become commercialized to the point that stores open late Thanksgiving night in an extended Black Friday event. No longer is God’s mercy and grace toward us the focus of our minds and our conversation. The conversation now centers on great buys on electronics, sporting goods supplies, and how we hope to be by lucky enough to get some good deals. If we are lucky, we can join the president in our giving of thanks to luck.