“Blue Christmas” Eucharist
December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Of the many events throughout any year that renew our sense of loss, the approaching holiday season is perhaps the most difficult. Everywhere we turn in our daily life we see the atmosphere of the Christmas season conveying a message of joy.
We hear Christmas music all around us. We are inundated with commercials of gift giving. Many people are suffering the anguish of broken relationships; the insecurity of employment and unemployment; the exhaustion of ill health; the hurting of solitude; the loss of a parent; the loss of a child; the loneliness of no longer having a beloved spouse to share each day; the loss of a sibling; the loss of a dear friend; the loss of their beloved family pet and loyal companion; all of which can contribute to a feeling of being heavy-hearted in the midst of a society around us who feel merry as they celebrate the season. There are years when we hurt terribly as the holidays approach and we can’t display the same festive spirit as others appear to do.
It is during these times we need to make the space and take time to acknowledge our sadness and concern. There is comfort in knowing we are not alone.