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26 November 2009

Gratitude, not Gluttony

My husband and I wish that all the people who mindlessly say "Turkey Day" instead of "Thanksgiving" would change their tune.

Perhaps they haven't thought it through, but calling Thanksgiving "Turkey Day" is just another way of focusing on food rather than on God.

Contrary to modern popular opinion, Thanksgiving isn't about getting together with family and filling one's plate and belly. It's about gathering in worship with your church family and then gathering around the table with your own family to thank God for his countless blessings. It's about our nation setting apart one day to acknowledge and thank God as our Creator and Sustainer, which should be the culmination of each individual's daily attitude of thankful gratitude.

Thanks-giving ought to be hyphenated to emphasize that today is about gratitude, not gluttony.


Anonymous Mark Van Der Molen said...

Well said, Glenda! Happy Thanks-giving to you.

11/26/09, 8:39 AM  

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