This time should be uplifting, not downtrodding. Judy, who’s our trained counselor and thus when she speaks we listen, said she thought it was because of the myrrh. “Myrrh!” What did she mean? She reminded us that after Jesus’ birth, he received “gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11. The gold and the frankincense had to do with His Kingship, while the myrrh, which was a spice used in burials, acted as a symbolic foreshadowing of His death. So, Precious Pilgrim, embrace this time of year. Allow yourself to feel the whole of the Christmas story. If there’s some sadness, some pain, some regret, some myrrh-like qualities which seem to be coming forth in you, that’s OK.
I know I’m not really a writer. I mean, like it’s a profession or an avocation. Previously, I’ve just written in between ‘grocerying’ or ‘grannying’ or cleaning or cooking. Well – not too much of the latter! But how can I find time to write daily – for the sheer fun and discipline of it? The possibility is exciting, but scary. What will I write about? To whom? Why?