O.K., so Thanksgiving is here. Many of you are off to see family and friends. Others are hosting a houseful of people. Just in case “family” drama reaches all-time-high proportions wherever you are, keep your head on straight.
I grew up watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Every year. It was part of the holiday. Eileen, living on Long Island with her family, remembers seeing the parade in person and being swept away – literally – by a sea of onlookers. But both of us remember our helium-filled friends. This photo is from 1979. Remember Underdog?
Be Underdog if you have to this Thanksgiving. Don’t let little holiday inconveniences rob you of the spirit of thanksgiving (the small “t” is intentional – it’s a year-round calling). It might not be easy when Uncle So-and-so makes that one ridiculous comment, but don’t let it bother you. Life is too short. And your witness for Christ is too vital.
Remember Sunday’s sermon and the cross-reference: “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).
So be Underdog. I’ll try too.
Yours by servant love,