Glenn turns Thanksgiving Eve into a personal conversation and a moment for empowerment

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Today is a very different day.

I’ve sent everybody here in the studios in Las Colinas, Texas, back home and told them to be with their families and spend the day so you and I can spend some time. Whether you’re in the airport or in the car driving home or you’re like me, somebody who has to work today, that we could be together and share the truth on the history of Thanksgiving, the history of our country, the history of the season and what it’s really all about. I am convinced that Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s are put together really through divine providence, that when we are humble enough, we will see the meaning of Christmas and we’ll be able to change our life in the new year. That’s what it’s really all about, I think, but it’s the humility part that gets us and this is really one of those days that you either love or hate.

We all have people in our family that we don’t necessarily get along with. We were talking at the family dinner table last night, my daughter and my new grandchild and my eldest daughter and my two youngest kids. We had my son-in-law’s mom at the table last night. We read our — we read our scriptures at the table last night and we started talking about family and we started talking about the holidays. And I just love having my family near, but there — it hasn’t always been that way. And I said to my — I said to my kids, you know, it’s important, I think, to get away from your parents and your family for a while because otherwise I would have been that stinky younger brother. I would always be who my family thought I was.

But I want you to come to the table today, and this is one of the reasons why I really wanted to spend some time with you one on one today. I really wanted to spend some time with you today talking about what this is really all about so you — even if you have one of those family situations where you just don’t want to go because you don’t get along with somebody at the family or maybe you don’t get along with anybody in the family, or maybe you’re going into a situation where everybody disagrees with you. That’s okay. And to recognize that we’re all different and our jobs are to be a beacon of hope and not to engage in fear and worry and doubt but faith, hope and confidence and to give thanks.

Last summer I wrote, while we were in the midst of still putting together Man in the Moon, I was working on another project. It’s called Believe Again. When they asked me what the name of the CD would be, I said “Believe Again.” Believe, period, Again, period. So many of us have lost faith. So many of us are going to lose faith because things are going to get hard. And we live in a time now, in a world now where if it’s hard, it shouldn’t happen. It shouldn’t be that way. “I was promised that it wouldn’t be hard.” You were never promised that. In fact, it is our struggles. It is the things that we question, the things that push us up against the wall. Those are the things that make us.

So at the end of spring of this year, I wrote a letter about Christmas. I had a guy who’s never produced an album before get together with an album producer and get together with people that we found on YouTube. We went and we scoured YouTube. We thought, “This person sounds great.” And we called them up and we asked them: “We’d like to try to do a CD but we want to do it with all people of different faith, all different faith. Is faith, does it play a role to you?” If the answer was yes, we asked them to join. Some of them quite honestly when they found out who was responsible for the CD didn’t want to participate, and strangely not because of my politics but because of my personal faith. They missed the point. The point was people of all walks of life getting together and celebrating God and showing that we can work together.

But I wrote a note back in spring to all those involved and I said:

Out of all of the gifts that we can give to America as a gift, the only one that really will matter will be the gift of light. Such spiritual darkness is rolling over the entire planet and most of the world has let their light burn out over the years. Some have had their flame intentionally snuffed out. They’ve done it themselves. Our job will be to show the world that flicker of light again and gently rekindle that flame. With divine providence and guidance from above, if we are loyal, pure, and focused on the love that he expects from us and requires us to share, we will see that flicker begin and blaze back to life. 

Freedom is slipping through the fingers of so many around the world. And I think it’s about time that we accept the mantle of new civil rights leaders of the world, at least until — at least until the time when those people that were supposed to do it show up. Our task is harder right now because much of the world has plunged into darkness and can no longer see the truth. But those of us who are awake have something that the others don’t: The power of truth. The struggles against powers and principalities that nears our ancestors have conquered before. It was just the beginning, and there is more struggle that will come. But hopefully with these songs that you will put together, travelers from around the world will find their way and help preserve the rights of man.

So many in the world are whining about trouble or whining about struggle. And in our part of the world, so much of it is for no reason whatsoever. I feel as though our dad, our God, is about to say, “You want to cry about something? I’ll give you something to cry about,” just as any dad would. It will be our job to recognize that we brought most of this upon ourselves. Let us see and share the gift of redemption that is far more valuable than any gold, Frankincense, or myrrh. If we follow our promptings with joy and eagerness and exactness, that those of you who are recording this CD, your voices will fill the air with praises to our God and king.

Find out what you promised him you would do in your lifetime and then may we all live our lives in such a way that we may be a gift of light, of courage, of joy in a troubled and frightened world. Many mighty miracles will be seen in the coming days and I think mighty miracles just may come from what you set out to do.

It’s strange I find myself believing in people sometimes more than the people themselves do. But I really think I know who they are and what they’re capable of doing.

May they this season find blessings in the love and peace of God and may they never fear, no matter what the darkness tries to do, because the gift of life, the gift of light, conquers all.

  • Johnathan Read

    Beautiful !!

  • Anonymous

    That was wonderful, thank you for taking the time. All of you.

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful, insipiring and so true. Happy Thanksgiving to you and loved ones. Thank you for sharing many important news and opening our eyes in so many issues. God Bless you always.

  • Anonymous

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Andrea Brown Cox

    I am thankful that we are still free to watch Glenn Beck and FOX news

  • Jaamoose

    I tried, I really tried to read all the way through without wanting to throw up…but alas, I had to stop.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I am thankful to have loving and caring friends and family and am thankful I been walking with the Lord for six years.

  • Anonymous

    Amen! Glenn! Keep believing, I see glimmers of hope everywhere, especially in our young people. The pendulum has swung as far to one side as people used to being free will tolerate and is about to swing the other way. Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

  • Anonymous

    I’m an atheist.. I’m so thankful that I’m not your kind of atheist.

  • Anonymous

    So I’m walking around with Harrison Ford, only it’s old Harry.

    He’s not Indy, but we’re having an Indy sort of discussion, and he’s wearing a crisp, white dress shirt, open collar, heathered steel-grey cashmere dress slacks, hair slicked back, great cologne, very spiffy.

    We’re standing in a Temple of Doom sort of room, made of snowy alabaster, everything in it bright white, and he’s explaining to me how the floor, just like in the movie, was made of rounded moving plates, and some of them were deadly.

    I’m looking and looking, and freaking out because it all looks the same.

    “S**t, I can’t see it! I’m going to die!”

    Then he leans in and says with deliberation and intensity, “The only way to survive is on the COMMON ground.”

    Huh.

    How annoying.

    Of all the dreams that COULD have been.

  • Doris C

    This is so neat/ Glenn is so great. I hope I can watch his Believe show on computer.

  • Guest

    Mr. Beck, you have no idea what that meant to me. I have been in a dark place for decades, from my parents’ divorce when I was 14, and the dysfunction and pain that followed, pain that I tried to get rid of through 15+ years of heavy alcohol use, to my brother’s suicide three years ago, ten days shy of his 39th birthday. Although the booze is not in my life anymore, the pain and grief still is. I felt deflated, defeated, and unmotivated, but there was something about what you said that breathed life into this tortured and exhausted soul. I wish I could thank you in person, and hopefully I can next year, since I keep running into you at the spring recital our daughters perform at. :-)
    God bless you and all you do. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.

  • Anonymous
  • sara holy land

    Blessed is the believer !

  • Melane

    I am thankful for your voice for the American people. Please watch America… http://youtu.be/FvEBmEo4IA0

  • Melane

    Ps… I Believe. Again. Even though my heart is broken. In it, I will give thanksgiving!!! God bless you and your family.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Glenn, if you and your god only accept each other, how selfish? You can only sing if you believe? You say you’re for all people, but you say your right, what if god doesn’t exist?

  • Anonymous

    Then you don’t exist.

  • B D

    jjpm does exist. We can all see what he wrote. Where’s your deity’s contribution here? Same place he is, nonexistent.

  • B D

    Beck makes me nauseous. He spent most of his life being an irresponsible hedonistic jerk while many of the rest of us were towing the line, behaving responsibly and working hard. Now by some stroke of luck, he happens into wealth and decides he’s now a bow-tie wearing leader who can lecture down to us about behaving and obeying his supernatural deity that talks to him. Piss off Beck. You’re a horse’s ass.

  • B D

    LOLOLOL! Beck butter alert! lolol wow

  • B D

    Ask Glenn about Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi and if he apologized to the kid yet when you meet him.

  • B D

    You got farther than I did. Remember gang, this is the same person that was ranting about the Biblical End Times coming soon with Pasture muffin John Hagee. This is the same Glenn Beck that said our government was harboring a Saudi terrorist last April and telling you that he was going to expose Obama and bring him down with his special information. WAKE UP!

  • B D

    Er,,,,,don’t forget this news Glenn “opened your eyes” about. OOPS. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3010389/posts?page=201

  • B D

    4 photos of the great Glenn, all blissfully smiling. But let’s not forget who Beck really is. Let’s keep it real gang:)

  • B D

    Hold onto your tin foil hat! Keep drinking your Kool Aid!

  • Anonymous

    God does exist. We can all see what He wrote, though some do not look for or read His words. God is here.

  • Anonymous

    It isn’t what you were, it’s what you are.

    Even so, no one gets away with anything. There will be an accounting.

    That you are exhibiting resentment and envy because of whatever you think Mr. Beck may have indicates that have fallen off whatever responsible line you think you are on. That line is an illusion. There is another line and one that has no room for resentment and envy.

  • B D

    Well, thanks again TonyBigs, for giving us all a glimpse into the fantasy world you’re immersed in. I’m sure your delusions give you some kind of comfort.

  • B D

    And the source of your belief is blind obedience to authority rather than a rational, honest knowledge of real evidence. There’s others that think like you. Some of them are willing to blow themselves up or mutilate the genitals of little girls. I hope you don’t fall into that category.

  • Anonymous

    “Blind obedience” is your characterization. Attempting to pin guilt of vile acts by a fabricated association of yours that you hope doesn’t exist is not rational.

  • Anonymous

    I hope you let go of your anger and envy — that path is a dead, sad end.

  • Montesquieu

    Those of the liberty school understand that voluntary associations of free people are capable of far more than detached central planners.

  • B D

    And I hope you release those people you’ve got tied up in the basement of your barn for dissing Joseph Smith.

  • B D

    lol…what?

  • Anonymous

    You have nothing. Just as before.

  • B D

    Beck is a phony and anyone with a shred of intelligence can easily see it. He cab change his style of tie and hat, but he’s still a huckster and a liar.

  • B D

    Thanks to science, you should be able to. Science works, superstition doesn’t.

  • B D

    As long as it doesn’t swing in this direction. Religious hucksters are dangerous.

  • B D

    And you still have people tied up in your basement TonyB.

  • Guest

    OOps – BD and his twin sister again. LMAO!!