Now that Fall is upon us, I have been thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas drawing near. In the last couple of years it has been my habit to compose a special grace prayer for each holiday dinner.
That being said, and having lost an uncle just 3 weeks ago, I was thinking about calling to mind - as part of the saying of grace - those we’ve lost in our family.
Does anybody else do this? I am concerned, of course, about it “bringing the mood down.”