The Other Side of Thanksgiving: Humility

One of Sunnyhill’s many gifts to Eileen and me was the joy of giving thanks during worship, social activities, and personal connections.  We found Sunnyhill to be a positive, affirming, and supportive group—on the whole.  Before you pat yourselves on the back so hard you strain something, the other side of thanksgiving deserves mention.  We also learned about humility at Sunnyhill, for so many of you recognized that the community could be lost in arrogance, insensitivity, and lack of commitment to common values.  I will try to connect the critical religious values of humility and thanksgiving from a liberal perspective.