Thought for the Day: It is said that a true optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. I’m generally an optimist, though I probably would not take the leap into a new diet this Thursday. Though because I am an optimist, I believe in a day when we will see justice and righteousness all the time. Notice how the author of this prayerful Psalm ties together thankfulness and living of justice and righteousness. Praise of God is never a bad thing, but it should never be seen as an end in and of itself. Instead, we are asked to express our gratitude in acts of justice and righteousness. During this Thanksgiving week, I express true gratitude for all those who are doing the real work of justice as expressed by the prophets and embodied in the life of Jesus. Let us make sure our words of gratitude make their way into a tangible witness that clearly speaks to God’s dream for the world.
Prayer: Happy are those, O God, who give bread to the hungry today while working to bring an end to hunger everywhere. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge