This week as you celebrate Thanksgiving with your family of choice, you might reflect, at least briefly, on that first Thanksgiving dinner that the Pilgrims had with their Native American neighbors. Clearly that first feast was a symbol of peace and harmony that is rarely reflected in the rest of American history, but I think it still functions as an ideal that calls us to something better.
This year Thanksgiving will be extra-special for me, because this year I will celebrate the holiday as one of the religious descendants of the original Pilgrims -- this is my first Thanksgiving as a member of the United Church of Christ. . . [Read the rest of my HNOKC.com column here]