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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for November 25, 2021

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THURSDAY, November 25         Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Matthew 6:31 Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?”

Sometimes I wonder how certain actions by others have influenced me for years, if not decades. When I was in my teens, I remember watching a news report about a woman in Denver, Colorado, who served hot meals to the homeless out of the trunk of her car. I don’t remember is if she did this once a year on Thanksgiving Day or routinely, but I remember her dedication and that she cooked and served it all by herself.

Along the way, I have talked and worked with people who ran soup kitchens and other meal programs and learned a great deal from these interactions. The hunger out there seems never-ending.

Many years later, I helped found First Nations Kitchen in south Minneapolis in 2008. We serve hot meals and give away fresh produce to the community every Sunday. Feeding the hungry is both a Lakota practice and a gospel call. The people will be fed.

MOVING FORWARD: Donate your time and treasure to a local food pantry this week.

PRAY for the Diocese of Idah (Nigeria)

Ps 126 | Joel 2:21-27 | 1 Timothy 2:1-7 | Matthew 6:25-33

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