Thursday, 6 December 2018

Christmas Presence

In the lead up to Christmas 2018 I felt the Lord was showing me another side to the festive season. Illness within my family and watching friends go through various different trials made me aware that sometimes this can be a very difficult time of year for people.

There’s so much pressure put on us through television and adverts to have our lives live up to the “Christmas Dream” and meet the ideal image of what Christmas time should be like. Images of carefree, happy families gathered around the table for a wonderful Christmas feast are projected from every screen and magazine it would seem. For so many reasons though this may not be the case for many people and this can lead to feelings of depression, stress, inadequacy and isolation.