26 November 2015

Our Thanksgiving Feast

Turkey is in oven, table set, wine prepared, cheese (brie, plain and herbed, and 2 year aged cheddar) and smoked sockeye salmon ready for appetizers, sweet potato soufflĂ© ready to slip in oven, gravy underway. Pumpkin pie and chocolate torte ready for dessert. Still to go: roasted taters, green beans almandine, asparagus, and some dinner rolls (really, a sort of yummy popover with tapioca and coconut flour fix). Thinking it's smelling pretty good. 



Barb panicked when she realized she had forgotten our traditional centerpiece for the table. I responded “No worries.” Necessity is the mother of adaption. Since Pastors Wednesday homily was on the 4th petition of the Lord’s Prayer I placed a small Crucifix on a stand right in front of the turkey signifying:

The Fourth Petition
Give us this day our daily bread.
What does this mean? God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers, even to all evil people, but we pray in this petition that God would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.

What is meant by daily bread? Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, Thanksgiving turkey, convection ovens, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, goods, a devout husband or wife, devout children, devout workers, devout and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, self-control, good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.

OK, I fudged a bit but I’m sure Luther would have included turkey and convection ovens today.


William Weedon said...