GRATEFUL GIRL’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY I know we are all very busy prepping for Thanksgiving. Beginning the long process of thawing giant frozen birds; making mountains of casseroles from canned vegetables and fake crispy onions; boiling and mashing hundreds of potatoes —white or orange or both; baking pie after pie after pie -mostly pumpkin but some chocolate or apple or even (blech) mincemeat.
What the heck is mincemeat, anyway? #gross
EIther way, tomorrow we will all sit around elegantly-set tables, many lit by tall, tall candles- and join hands and hearts with family members and friends as we (hopefully) say a prayer of thanks for all with which we’ve been blessed in our lives. At least, I sure hope we are all giving thanks around that gorgeous table, capisce?
But just for today, a day on which so many turkeys are afraid for their very lives, let’s think about those who may not be having gourmet dinners dotted by decadent desserts tomorrow. Instead, let’s think about the poor folks who have to work on a national holiday...or can’t afford a lavish spread...or who are sad, lonely, struggling or in need.
As we think about our good fortune and give the Lord thanks for it; let’s also take a moment to say a little prayer for those who may not be having the happiest of Thanksgivings this year. #prayforthoseinneed
Especially all those terrified turkeys, yo.
Ps 17:1bcd, 5-6, 8b and 15 R. (15b) Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full. Hear, O LORD, a just suit; attend to my outcry; hearken to my prayer from lips without deceit. My steps have been steadfast in your paths, my feet have not faltered. I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my word. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. But I in justice shall behold your face; on waking, I shall be content in your presence. Alleluia See Jn 15:16 I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.