This year, as many of us sacrifice our usual gatherings and bountiful feasts out of deep love and
It is in this spirit that I share a brief Thanksgiving lament. May the peculiar and heartbreaking circumstances of this year’s holiday keep your loved ones safe. And may our prayers for those who go hungry amid the devastating affects of this pandemic be heard.
A COVID Thanksgiving Lament
For hugs not given.
For Turkey Trots not run.
For signature dishes not cooked.
For high school football games not watched.
For great grandmas not driven.
For cheeks not pinched.
For holiday traffic not sat in.
For mounds of mashed potatoes not consumed.
For backyard football games not played.
For distasteful political commentary not heard.
For post-meal walks not taken.
For gobs of leftovers not eaten.
For all of these and more, we lament O Lord.