​This Sunday when you go to church, look around and make an effort to see those who have no family or are going through hard times …

Then ask if they’d like to share Thanksgiving with you and your family at your home later this month.

If space allows, also invite others in your neighborhood and community who are isolated, struggling or maybe even homeless.

This is love.

This is being the church.

You will form friendships that will last a lifetime.

Marianne and I do this each Thanksgiving – as well as throughout the year – and it has enriched our lives beyond measure.