Holiday Open Thread

From E.J. Dionne’s Thanksgiving column at WaPo:

If faith without works is dead, gratitude without generosity of spirit is empty. By reminding us of how much we owe to others, or to social arrangements, or to fate, or to God, gratitude creates an obligation to repay our debts by repairing injustices and reaching out to those whom luck has failed. Gratitude is a response to acts of love. It demands more of the same — nothing more, nothing less.

I’m grateful today for life and health and kind care-givers. Please take advantage of this open thread to share any thanksgivings you have, as Mother’s Finest performs “Thank You For the Love.”

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.