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It is Thanksgiving week and we want to celebrate that here on Church Life Today. I am going to do different kind of episode to mark the occasion. This episode is called “Eucharist Means Thanksgiving” and what I want to do is share with you quotes, passages, even a poem that invite us to deepen our appreciation for and wonder about the gift of Christ in the Eucharist as an exchange of thanksgiving. Now I know, of course, that the holiday Thanksgiving is not itself about the Eucharist. But this civic holiday is probably the closest in character to our religious holidays, and all the more because it is a feast of dedicated to giving thanks. For those who revere and adore the Sacrament of the Eucharist, we know that being transformed by that particular and unique “thanksgiving” should shape and transform our entire lives. So I hope you will spend the next half hour with me and a few guests who aren’t joining us by phone or in the studio, but rather through their meditations and prayer about the Eucharist meaning Thanksgiving.