1 O come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
I find it a somber Thanksgiving Day, really. The news out of Ferguson, Missouri, and the resultant conversations and non-conversations have left me in something of a lamenting mood more than a thanksgiving mood.
And so I am thankful I have been called to a religion that has a deep tradition for both.
In a bit, I'll be picked up ant taken to some friends' home, where I'll eat and be thankful for them, and for the abundance in my life they are and more broadly represent.
And I do have an abundant life.
Navigating the world of abundant blessings and deep sadness is, it seems to me, today, a good definition for a life of faith.
May your thanksgivings be many, your laments few, and may both move you into the world.