Feelings of loneliness, being alone, deafening silence in an empty house whilst the Christmas carols play in the background, hardships, poverty and desperation because of unfulfilled dreams and shattered relationships can be more acute at Christmas time. Why is this so? Because the contrast between festivities and isolation are more apparent and felt during this season. The boisterous laughter of celebration and flowing food and wine in contrast to a family without food on the table, or a young girl or boy left broken by a bad experience or rejection, are all the more highlighted by the spirit of Christmas which brings the message of happiness, love and hope. To the ones in the midst of the celebration and merriment, let us be thoughtful, let us spend a time of prayer and try to do an act of kindness to remember those who are hurting. And let me remember to be sensitive everyday of the year, whether it is Christmas or not.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS MESSAGE AS WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.
Peace & light,
Copyright Image (Raoul Isidro)