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    It’s All Gravy

    Pamela Saturnia
    Pamela Saturnia
    Rev. Dr. Pamela S. Saturnia is the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine. In her free time she likes to travel, watch British television, golf, and hang out with her corgi, Louis.

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    November often is thought of as the season of gratitude. After all, Thanksgiving is upon us.  In October of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the proclamation instituting our national holiday of Thanksgiving. He said, “I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings.”

    There are many ways we can offer our gratitude and many different practices. One that is easy and is a great way to reflect on your day is at the end of the day think of one thing you are thankful for that day.  Thirteenth Century German theologian Meister Eckhart is known for saying, “If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, it will be enough.” 

    You may have heard the phrase “It’s all gravy.”  I like that phrase partly because one of the things I like about the traditional Thanksgiving meal is gravy.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t make gravy for just any meal.  It is for special occasions – special meals with special people.  When we say it’s all gravy we are saying that life, and all of its ups and downs and ins and outs, is special. The people, the work we do, the leisure we enjoy are all precious.  “It’s all gravy,” helps us to remember that in life all we have and all we are is a gift — it’s extra goodness.  All of it. Life?  It’s all gravy.

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