These days my thoughts keep drifting towards Christmas Day. How the day will look, who will come and how to spend the day? Plans about food are the most consuming. I am part of a cookie share this year, so that will be fun. I look forward to the walk to Mass on Christmas Day. I live on a tree lined street, with several other Catholic families. So as we walk in the snow to Church, families ahead of mine and families behind – it brings a quietness of comfort and joy to me, a homely connection to the family of God.
As my mind is becoming filled with all the imaginings and the planning for the big day, I recognize that I need to prepare my heart as well.
I hear that life is a journey – well my journey this year has been a tough one. As I prepare for the season, thoughts about unpacking some of the events of the last year keep sneaking in. As I think about the children’s grandmother dying, I can release the feelings of sadness and grief. I add my...Read More