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BY: Devin Foley

As I consider our modern culture this Thanksgiving morning, I am struck by the contrast between our lives and those of our forefathers.

Materially, there can be no doubt that our wealth exceeds theirs immeasurably. But I fear that the wealth that I want most for myself and my children has been spent. Have we become spiritually poor?

Consider this account of the Pilgrims during the winter of 1621 from A Brief History of the Pilgrims:

“In two or three months time half of their company died, especially in January and February, being in the depth of winter, and wanting houses and other comforts, being infected with the scurvy and other diseases which this long voyage had brought upon them; so as they died sometimes two or three of a day; that of the hundred and odd persons, scarce fifty remained. And of these in the time…

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