By Kent Larsen
LDS Writer Gives Thanksgiving Thoughts In LA Times
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- LDS writer Kathleen Lubeck Peterson again
shared her thoughts in the Orange County edition of the Los Angeles
Times, telling her neighbors about her family's history and how that
history frames Thanksgiving for her.
Peterson writes of a Danish boy's hunger for food in the 1800s,
comparing that to her father's spiritual hunger while growing up in a
non-religious household. "Hunger comes in many guises," writes
Peterson. She then points out that Thanksgiving lacks meaning in the
face of hunger, and suggests that those truly thankful share what
they have with others, because God gives us all we have. "We are His.
He feeds us. He has bought us. All that we have is a gift from Him.
And we, following His example, must give the good gifts, too."
Peterson is a resident of Irvine, California and a former seminary
teacher. She writes the articles she submits to the Times as part of
her service in the LDS Church's Public Affairs.
Give Thanks For Hungers Satisfied
Los Angeles Times 18Nov00 D1
By Kathleen Lubeck Peterson