That was the question posed this morning by our pastor during our Thanksgiving service ... "Do you know where you are?"
He went on to say, "You are in the land of the free, the home of the brave, in the greatest country in the world ... in a Christian church." He added that many do not even realize how good we have it in America ... and, if in doubt, they should travel the rest of the world ... and then come back home to see that we are blessed. We should give thanks for what we have.
The church in turn thanked its staff and, in doing so, gave a standing ovation of applause to this pastor of 35 years who was embarrassed at the attention. This man who has led the church for so long motioned for us to sit down and, as we sat to listen, he thanked us the congregation, the people of the church, and said the church members were the ones who do so much to make the church what it is.
And it made me think of the politicians I work with ... and I counted which ones were humble and thankful to "the people"....