Thought for the Day: This Thanksgiving is hard for many reason, but for most of us, we are not welcoming many of the people we would like to welcome into our homes or we are not able to be welcomed into the homes we would like to visit. There are many experiences through which joy and gratitude are brought into our lives, and I don’t want to pretend that I can rank them or suggest one is more impactful than another. Though speaking for myself, hugs at the front door and a prayer around a table overflowing with good food, surrounded by family and friends, ranks pretty high. I know this time is tough on all of us, but we are making hard decisions in the present to help reduce the transmission of this deadly virus. I do not believe God is ever the source of our suffering, but God is capable of taking this moment and shaping it into a lens through which we will glimpse a radically different perspective on things for which we had not shown very much appreciation in the past. Though it will only be Donna, Zach and I at the Thanksgiving table today, my mind is full of simple things I don’t believe I have ever thought of as worthy of gratitude. Today, they will be spoken out loud in a spirit of true thankfulness.
Prayer: Though not the Thanksgiving of my choice, Generous God, I will find and name the many blessings of this day. I will not allow what I cannot do to eclipse all that is good in this moment. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge