All the respones so far have been just right on! I haven’t much else to add, except. . .
Tomorrow we are going to cook a bird, sit around a table, offer prayers of thanksgiving to our Lord, eat the bird, and then probably have some pie, too. We do this every year. It is a tradition for our family. Most likely, it is a tradition for you, too. This tradition is in every sense of the word “man-made.” There is no Biblical mandate for how we as Americans celebrate our national day of Thanksgiving.
Are we somehow opposing God by recognizing and participating in this “man-made” tradition? Of course not.
The point has already been made. We are to be vigilant that our traditions are in concert with our mission and purpose as Christians. We ALL have “man-made traditions.” The point is to be careful that our traditions do not supplant or super-cede the sound doctrines and Traditions of God’s Word.
So tomorrow if it’s more about the bird than it is about thanking God, then perhaps we should find a way of re-focusing that tradition to be more in line with our Christian call.
And as for Eucharistic Adoration. . .The Eucharist is the body, blood, soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am quite certain that to adore the Lord is a very appropriate devotion and tradition because it (unlike many of our other traditions) has a special way of setting our eyes and hearts on Jesus Christ.