Thanksgiving, the spiritual discipline, may be capacious enough to redeem Thanksgiving, the historical myth. In the Bible, the English word “thanksgiving” usually renders the Greek eucharistia. Christians have always noted the powerful connection between thanksgiving and the Last Supper. As Anglican theologian Rowan Williams puts it, “the Eucharist reminds us of the need for honest repentance – of the need to confront our capacity to betray and forget the gift we have been given.” In other words, we take communion “not because we are full, but because we are hungry.”

Is it OK with the Indians if we celebrate Thanksgiving?