Thursday, November 24, 2011
Hard to beat Charlie Brown, but the pastor at the church we visited this morning (we're with relatives) did it with his homily. The reading for Thanksgiving Day in the USA is Mark 5, the healing of the Gerasene Demoniac. In particular, the reading is the last line of Jesus, responding to the former Demoniac who wanted to "thank" Jesus by joining his disciples: "go to the Decapolis and tell them what the Lord has done for you." The Decapolis was his home, not the tombs. The priest reminded us that today was about going to our friends and family, even if by phone, and sharing: I am so thankful this year, because this is what God has done for me. Sit, let's eat, let's share.
Have a great Thanksgiving! Back at it next week.