Wednesday, November 21, 2018

I love Thanksgiving. I will be closing the Seminary early today because all the staff and many of the Faculty need to be on the road early. Personally, Lesley and I will be driving to Delaware to spend Thanksgiving with my family. It is an important time. And as part of my relaxation, I will take a break from writing the commentary until the Seminary reopens on Monday.

Thanksgiving is the moment when everything is put into perspective. We are reminded afresh of what really matters. Family matters, friendship matters, love matters, good health matters, a tasty meal matters, a chance to have a break matters. And all these things are privileges. They are not universal. There are aching hearts and lives everywhere. Taking a moment, taking a pause, to give thanks is just right.

So dear friends enjoy this Thanksgiving. Be grateful for the normal. It is precious. 

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President
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