“We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing,” her father said as Suzie held her hands together.
With the prayer to bless the food over, the family began to eat but Suzie sat motionless.
“What’s wrong sweetheart?” her mother asked.
“We have so much,” Suzie replied.
“That’s why we give thanks, Suzie,” her father reminded.
“But Michael has little this year,” she explained.
It was true, the family two doors down had little now their father was sick and had lost his job. Their mother earned little from her work.
The family reorganised.
“We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing,” two families now prayed at the table.