We hope these musings finds you well and able to enjoy the festive season. The US is reeling from the insane tragedy of the elementary school shootings, just as others around the world are reeling from different insanely tragic situations.
This time of year can be a period full of mixed emotions for many.
So we hope and pray that this year it may be a time where we, you, our community, friends and family are at our best and most supportive.
May it also be a time for deep community, comfort, grace and love.
We hope that, in some way, this is your experience over this period.
a prayer that was shared by one of our friends and relates to the End and the Beginning that I found helpful:-
Lord give us:
A remembering heart for the things that have happened
A compassionate heart for those who mourn
A forgiving heart for what has hurt
A grateful heart for where we have been blessed
A brave heart for what may be required of us
An open heart to all that may come to us
An attentive heart for what has been learned
A trusting heart to go forth with you
A loving heart for all of your creation
A active heart to engage injustice and
A longing heart for the reconciliation of all things.