This week, we pause to give thanks. And with Thanksgiving, I think of pie. Pumpkin is my favorite, but apple or chocolate will work. Pecan is also good. Regardless of what kind of pie you like, we always want the best pie for Christmas. CS Lewis had something to say about pies and it deals with Thanksgiving as well:
“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
It would seem that the converse is true as well. Because we settle for the insignificant, we grow weary and discouraged in light of what God is doing. What if I told you that a key way we can be cheerful and filled with joy is through Thanksgiving? I hope you can stop eating leftovers and Christmas shopping long enough to listen to this week's podcast!