Is there anything to add?

November 22, 2010

I am having trouble preaching on the Thanksgiving RCL texts because they seem self-evident, deep, rich, and wonderful. What on earth could I add to them?

From the Collect, "Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty."

From the Old Testament Lesson: "The LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders; and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O LORD, have given me."

From the Psalm: "the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his faithfulness endures from age to age."

From the Epistle: "Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

From the Gospel: "Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."

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