Two scriptures came into my heart this morning as I prayed about Thanksgiving.
- “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15
- "Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters." 1 Peter 3:8
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because its purpose is
to take time to be grateful for our blessings and spend time with people we
Thanksgiving is also a time that challenges us to be the face of the compassionate Christ. For me that means thinking about people who are alone on one of the toughest days to be alone. Most of us know someone who will not be able to be with family this year - especially this year! Let us all reach out at least by phone and have a heart to heart chat with someone who cannot be with loved ones. Then we will be obeying Saint Peter's encouragement to love each other as brothers and sisters.
Happy Thanksgiving! I thank God for each of you!