Thanksgiving is a special time for families to come together and give thanks. Thanks, yes, to God and his blessings over the past year, but also thanks for our family.
The thanks is rarely given in a verbal manner—we don’t say, “Thank you, Aunt Sally, for all you do…thank you Uncle Fred for your warm smile.” Perhaps we should do that more, but the thanks that we give is that acceptance of one another as family.
The body of Christ is also a family, a family that we also ought to be thankful for. We try to remember to thank others for their service, their kindness, for sharing their gifts with others—but perhaps the best thanks we can give is our acceptance of one another as family.