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Monday, October 17, 2005

Who knew?

Tyson Food, whose -- er, chicken products my family eats a couple times a week, has as a core value, "We strive to be a faith-friendly company." As a part of that, it offers on its website a "Giving Thanks at Mealtime" booklet (in PDF, or you can order a hard copy).
Some of us were raised saying thanks before mealtime and still do it regularly. Some of us have fallen out of the habit as we have gotten older. And some of us were never exposed to saying thanks at home. Whichever is the case with you, this Giving Thanks at Mealtime booklet is designed to help you discover (or rediscover!) the joy and power of saying a word of thanks before mealtime.
It's a pretty wide-ranging collection of graces, from
Benedic, Domine, nos et haec tua dona quae de tua largitate sumus sumpturi. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
Thanks for the grub.
I wonder how many other faceless American corporations -- however mildly, and with whatever accompanying business motive -- allow themselves such expressions of faith.