Monday, October 13, 2008

happy thanksgiving




At this exact moment we have two turkeys in the ovens downstairs, one ham in the oven upstairs, and the Rambler is getting her cardio in, on the stairs between one batch of bastings and the next.
I think we have a sufficiency of food, AND DRINK, for our parish Thanksgiving supper. And people have brought their offspring, and their parents, and newcomers have ventured in bravely with cases of pumpkin beer, and generally there is revelry toward, in these parts.
COLD here...down to +11 Fahrenheit one morning already, tough on the geraniums...hard frost on the roofs and bushes and cars.
One of our "alumnae" -- now studying theology in another place -- is home for Thanksgiving, so we were able to combine turkey-basting and theology for a bit this afternoon.
Struggling as she is with finding a parish accessible to her where the preaching reflects the breadth of the Gospel challenge to a faithful life...or, in short, something beyond,
"Let's just talk about being good to the poor because everybody's already in favour of that project."
We have discussed the many and varying ways in which we as believers, worshippers, even as preachers, choose to emphasize the locally palatable aspects of the Good News.

BASTING TIME...

4 comments:

Auntie Knickers said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that "all is safely gathered in, Ere the winter storms begin." The pumpkin beer sounds like something they would serve at Hogwarts. Today we down here celebrated Columbus Day, by not getting any snailmail. Our vet, though officially not working, was kind enough to sedate Rusty and pull a few porcupine quills out of his snout. His recovery, though remarkably swift, was both hilarious and a wee bit frightening. We hope he has learned from this experience, but I doubt it.

mompriest said...

Happy Thanksgiving, and many blessings....here it got down to 39last night but rose to 74 during the day....and by the weekend, back up to the 90's...weird, eh? I doubt I'll see temps in the 20's here....

Kathryn said...

Happy Thanksgiving from here too...
I couldnt' help thinking, though, that your alumna is quite fortunate to be somewhere where helping the poor is seen as a priority. It's an all too pressing reality in one of my two parishes, but the other one, where they have the capability to make a huge difference, just haven't noticed that part of the Gospel yet.
Grrrr.

Fringe Dweller said...

Happy Thanks Giving this is something we at the bottom of the pacific look on at with some interest although we have yet to embrace the tradition I know I personally am increasingly intersted in a time thanksgiving with those around me
Peace

Megan New Zealand