Squanto was a man who in the end gave thanks despite the wreckage wrought by the betrayals of others because he learned not to confuse his journey with his destination. He was a man who owed nothing to the Mayflower Pilgrims, but owed his life and freedom to the very Catholic Church the Pilgrims came here to be rid of. It is the most ironic of tales, and some have found it a worthy addition to their Thanksgiving traditions.
Father Gordon MacRae (about), the great priest’s priest, and not only for this Episcopal Conference territory, brings to us the truth of the real First Thanksgiving in America. That short article (the most recent on TheseStoneWalls) is an introduction to this repeat by demand article, which you will want to read and share: HERE.