It has been hard to know how often to update the blog since I began to write it in July. I have decided that I shall take a break from writing over the next few days as we celebrate Christmas. Our own family festivities began on Monday, when we gathered at Sophie’s new home for a delicious meal and an afternoon of games and exchanging Secret Santa presents.
I am aware of so many people in my own community for whom the Christmas period will be an ordeal rather than a pleasure. A bit like life the rest of the year, but heightened now, as we are all surrounded by the ‘enforced jollity’ of the high street. My prayers are with those I know who travel difficult paths, and with those whom I will never meet but whose plight is made clear to us as we watch the news.
Whatever our situation, may the peace of the incarnate Christ be ours. I will update the blog again in a few days.
With love and blessings