Despite the thanklessness of the times, we offer Gerald Fleming's Thanksgiving Prayer For America, which he wrote following last year's election. Appearing in Vox Populi, it seeks to bless all comers in the unlikely name of unity. Though it insists "we were not put on Your earth for metaphor" - so "let the stuffing we scoop from this turkey’s cavity not be thought of as (the) mendacities fed to the gullible" - they do creep in. Above all, he gives thanks for "the food on this table...the table itself, the weight it bears - in this year of all years" - and may we find strength and joy in the long road ahead for "this august nation.'
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