A poem for Thanksgiving.
In a few weeks I will be travelling to the West Bank on behalf of the World Council of Churches (WCC). I’ll be participating in a programme as an Ecumenical Accompanier (EA) to support and advocate for Palestinians and record human rights violations.
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I get exasperated by the fad diets and pop “science” that lately has been leading so many people to eschew wheat or embrace smoothies for scientifically unproven reasons. Yet, when a friend of mine decided to try eating gluten-free to address her ongoing intestinal distress, I suddenly found myself combing the Internet for new recipes and baking gluten-free bread for her. Why the abrupt change? Love.
In the Book of Revelation, we are given a picture of heaven, a place where “they will hunger no more and thirst no more.” This Thanksgiving, pause to offer thanks. Pause to give. Extend your thanksgiving beyond the holiday.
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