Like Ms Lambert, Jefferson was never happier than when allowed to retire to Montecello to write books. He tried to write so that others might find that happiness which roughly meant 'blessed' or 'shalom' and translates as justice, peace, health and wellbeing altogether.
How different is the frantic, materialistic and individualistic search and how right Ms Lambert is to suggest that a deeper and wider meaning would make a fundamental difference to the American way of life and enhance the meaning of our Thanksgiving Day on 25 November.
Chaplain and Director of Ministerial Training
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