Happy Spiritual Thanksgiving
FLINT, Michigan - Students fortunate enough to spend Thanksgiving at the Riverfront Character Inn were surprised to hear that they had "enthusiastically" agreed to fast over the holiday weekend.
The Inn director apparently expressed an idea to Bill Gothard during a routine phone call. "I was thinking, 'What is the most spiritual thing we could do on Thanksgiving?'" he said. "In my heart God seemed to be saying that we should spend the day in prayer and fasting." Mr. Gothard immediately received confirmation within his own spirit. Subsequently, the kitchen staff was advised to lock the kitchen over the holiday.
The RCI received glowing praise from Institute Headquarters, where the staff has been working for days to prepare a seven-course meal. "While we'll be enjoying a warm meal here, we certainly admire those plucky folks at the Riverfront Inn!" said a female ATI admissions staffer.
Mr. Gothard called the RCI during a staff Wisdom Search and complimented them on their choice to "develop spiritual hunger for God." Many residents were puzzled over the announcement. "We agreed to do WHAT?" asked one.
"No doubt God will reward us for this mighty deed," commented another student.