Many victims of violence say that they feel disconnected from the world, as if they no longer belong. Christmas offers us a time to connect in some ways we may have forgotten, through meaningful traditions that have not been ruined by the actions of others.
May you focus this week on the ways that remain and the people who are still strong in your life, rather the ones who may have brought sorrow or, through their actions, have robbed you of a sense of well-being.
More importantly, may we all find ways to connect and be compassionate toward those whom we may have harmed. Especially those that we have unknowingly harmed through omissions.