Thank the Turkey

Yesterday, as I worked at church, I roasted a turkey. Today, I will do a second one.

I am a vegetarian, so this is uncomfortable for me.

But I want people who come to church for Thanksgiving dinner to have enough to eat. I believe one of the primary responsibilities of any pastor is to offer feeding to the people who come to the church.

I take this quite literally.

I also offer spiritual food (Jesus is my resource). Thanksgiving is a day that combines both–which is why it is one of my favorite days to pastor.

But I do feel for the turkey. I give thanks to it for dying that others might eat, as I thank God for giving me the opportunity to serve.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

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