- I like to celebrate Easter -- but, it has nothing to do with a specific food or meal
- I like to celebrate Thanksgiving -- but it's fine to do it at a restaurant every once in awhile
- I like to celebrate Christmas -- but, I don't have to open presents at a certain time for it to still feel like Christmas to me
What about those "sacred" days that no longer fill us with joy? And, what about when the traditions have been shattered by the death of a loved one or the death of a marriage?
- The Father's Day for those who may have suffered at the hand of a broken father?
- The Mother's Day for those whose mom recently passed or who've been unsuccessful for so many years at becoming a mother?
- The traditional summer vacation with the friends who were like family but are no longer together & starting their own traditions.
|We are all broken...|
God makes us whole!
I don't have all the answers to those questions for anyone other than myself. And, for me, over the years, the answers have evolved as I have walked through different seasons in my own life. There's a verse in the Bible says that to "work out your own salvation". I've come to believe that we find the place of celebration or observance of traditions & holidays on our knees, in the presence of the Lord.
Linking with Ann Voskamp - A Holy Experience today...