“Grace? She passed away 30 years ago!” was Aunt Bethany’s confused response when Clark Griswold (nephew in law) asked her to say the Christmas Blessing. After all it was her 80th Christmas and she was well deserved to do the honors. A tad reluctant, yet with a little nudging from her husband, she commenced to say the American Pledge of Allegiance. Hilarious. I love that movie.
How often do we forget to say Grace before our meals. I’m not talking about Thanksgiving or Christmas special Grace- which depending on some families can drag on until the mashed potatoes are cold. I’m talking about a short prayer of thanksgiving. A bow of our head and hearts before eating each meal to thank our Father in heaven for the bounty he has set before us. Try to remember to be thankful before each meal. A thankful heart is a healthy heart. After all, before each meal, Jesus Christ our Savior said Grace: …Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing.” Matthew 14:19.