Thursday, November 27, 2008

Daily Office Reflection: Thanksgiving Day

MP: Psalm 147; Deuteronomy 26:1-11; John 6:26-35
EP: Psalm 145; Joel 2:21-27; 1Thessalonians 5:12-24

My contributions to today's feast are all done, in the fridge waiting to be delivered, some to be heated, some to be brought to room temperature, some to remain refrigerated. They all look delicious, and from my sampling during the prep time, they are.

The service leaflets are done, the music chosen, the alb freshly washed and pressed. We will have a few faithful people who will show up for our Thanksgiving Day service, it is not unlike the early morning service on Sunday. But numbers do not matter. The joy of praying, celebrating, giving thanksgiving to God together, knowing that our voices and prayers join millions of others floating in the ether, makes the celebration complete unto itself. 

There is so much to be thankful for this year. Suffice it to say: I am thankful to still be breathing and serving a community and a church that I love. 

Thanks be to God.

Copyright 2008, John F. Dwyer. All Rights Reserved.

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