Thanksgiving 2013: "So Far From Want" -- Sightings
I heard that on Thanksgiving the average American will eat 4500 calories during the Thanksgiving Meal. I can believe it. I probably did eat that much. For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy the abundance that is ouirs. But for others around us, such is not the case. While some enjoy the bounty others go without. This is, in many ways, the message of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which the family and I saw on Thanksgiving Day. I won't say more so as not to offer any spoilers, but if you've seen the movie or read the book you know what I'm talking about. In this edition of Sightings, Jeanne Bishop, a Public Defender from Chicago, offers us a reminder that not all enjoy the bounty. She reminds us of the true meaning of scarcity. Pope Francis has been calling us to focus on those who hunger and thirst. Thanksgiving might be a good time to take stock of our realities. Thanksgiving Day is over -- having been swallowed up by the encroachment of Black Friday (Thursday) -- but it is not too late to do some remembering. Take a read and offer your thoughts.