Wayne Weekly “Thanksgiving’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
Written by Wayne Taylor on November 21, 2019
Thanksgiving is one holiday that, other than the emphasis on being thankful, is much about food! Yes, Christmas means a family meal, summer holidays mean picnics, but Thanksgiving…now that’s a “mouthful”!
Thanksgiving memories can bring visions of family gathered around a crowded table enjoying a home cooked dinner. Or maybe the after diner living room scene with less than energetic family and guests, eyes heavy, perched atop overstuffed bellies.
Over the holiday season, while we reminisce about the joy of being with family and friends and plan for a table of delicious cuisine, it might be good to remember those who are alone, left with only the recollections of past Thanksgiving celebrations.
Now I know family times are special times, and we should have them, and continue to make wonderful memories and create long lasting traditions. However it just might be that this year, this Thanksgiving, an additional place at the table can be set for someone who may be facing their first, or maybe one of several, holidays alone.
Watching the Macey’s Thanksgiving parade, with all the colorful marching bands, might just turn a member of the Thanksgiving Lonely Hearts Club Band into an overjoyed drum major marching to the beat of Christ-like love…right down the center lane of our own living rooms on Thanksgiving Day!
“Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” Romans 12:13
“And be ye kind one to another…” Ephesians 4:32