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Approaching Thanksgiving Day

November 22, 2017

Approaching Thanksgiving Day and maybe more family time than usual?

It might help to remember that there are some for whom these Elton John lyrics are reality —

You may not believe it
But I don’t believe in miracles anymore
And when I think about it
I don’t believe I ever did for sure
All the things I’ve said in songs
All the purple prose you bought from me
Reality’s just black and white
The sentimental things I’d write
Never meant that much to me


I used to be the main express
All steam and whistles heading west
Picking up my pain from door to door
Riding on the storyline
Furnace burning overtime
But this train don’t stop,
This train don’t stop,
This train don’t stop there anymore


You don’t need to hear it
But I’m dried up and sick to death of love
If you need to know it
I never really understood that stuff
All the stars and bleeding hearts
All the tears that welled up in my eyes
Never meant a thing to me
Read ’em as they say and weep
I’ve never felt enough to cry

When I said that I don’t care
It really means my engine’s breaking down
The chisel chips my heart again
The granite cracks beneath my skin
I crumble into pieces on the ground

— Seldom will we hear their words that clearly.

Seldom may they themselves even be as aware of what’s going on within themselves as clearly this song presents it. 

But seldom will they be with someone who cares as much about them as you and I do. 

Pray for what St. Paul recommends in Colossians 3:12, “compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”

And let them know that you and Somebody Else really do care about them.

If it’s appropriate, even let them know about my humble blog that’s Fresh Brewed Daily right here.

By the grace of God, that train does stop here, and I hope they would as well.


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