At Christmas, the image of an intact nuclear family is at the center of it all.
That image, of a mom, a dad and a baby together forming a circle of love, is mirrored for us each year in dozens of different ways from commercials to Hallmark movies to news stories about people traveling at Christmas to get home to the accounts of friends and coworkers talking about their own Christmas plans.
For those whose circle has been torn open by
- physical distance
- relational breakdown
- other losses
this is an especially difficult time of year. It is for me, too. So, a prayer today for those walking through this season with a piece of our hearts missing. [Read more]