Nov 22, 2017

Dear PCLT friends and family,

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day set aside to recognize with gratitude the grace we receive in every new moment of every day.  For when we give thanks, God’s love multiplies in ways we can’t imagine.  Whatever tables you find yourself at this week,  at whatever meals you share, I offer these words of blessing adapted from a prayer by author John O’Donohue:
We begin this meal with grace
For the joy and nourishment of food,
The slowed time away from the world
To come into presence with each other
And sense the subtle lives behind our faces,
The different colors of our voices,
The edges of hungers we keep private,
The circle of love that unites us.
We pray the wise spirit who keeps us
To change the structures that make others hunger
And that after such grace we might now go forth
And impart dignity wherever we partake.
Tomorrow and always, may you be surrounded by the love and peace of the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of all our lives together.  May we all impart dignity wherever we partake.
With gratitude and grace,
Pastor Laura