Thursday, November 26, 2009

Multi-Denominational Thanksgiving

Since my childhood, my mother has given each of her children a pair of Pilgrims and Indians to color. The small paper cut outs are glued to toothpicks and used to adorn the tables, candy dishes and amuse the children.

This year, I decided to bring diversity to the Thanksgiving dinner. What better way to do succeed in such a task, than to make my pilgrims into German Jewish pilgrims?


I feel that the Jews typically are forgotten on this day of cornucopias and harvest. I, for one, am extremely thankful for three Jews in particular.

Albert Einstein, patriarch of relativity theories, father of modern physics, and a non-observant Catholic Jew, gains my gratitude for saying, "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."

Neil Diamond, the 3rd most successful Adult Contemporary Artist ever according to the National Billboard Chart, high school sweet heart of Barbara Streisand (another member of my Top 10 Favorite Jews list), and Orthodox Polish Jew, acquires my adoration for singing, "I'd like to say, we'd do OK, Forever in Blue Jeans babe!"

Jesus, the God of the Old Testament, the Lord of the New Testament, and my Savior. He lived His life as a format of perfection, a path to serenity and peace. A teacher who talked the talk and walked the walk, Christ was a proven hero in His life. His Atonement is infinite and incredible. Universal and uncomprehendable. Magnificent and merciful. I am thankful for Jesus.

4 comments:

megan said...

I feel like that was a good move, leaving off the pants-less Polynesian pilgrim. haha. And I had no idea Neil Diamond was Jewish! Fun fact of the day! :)

Anonymous said...

Loved it!!!!!!!! Fun yet heartfelt! Love you long time!

StephanieRose said...

I am still waiting for us to attend the Neil concert with Carolyn.. huh, I wonder where my Neil 8 tracks went..

Sarahn, Cade, and Memphis said...

Demoninational? Denominational...? I'm so confused. And Leelee--I always think of you whenever the "Great Neil" is mentioned.