Pain is often more pronounced during any holiday season. Be sensitive to people you know, listen more than talk, really hear and care – without criticizing or insisting that they’re wrong, or offering unsolicited advice. We can do better, be better, caring about difficult people, the ones who make us feel uncomfortable. Take time to care, in ways they need most.
Ask God to open your eyes and ears to those who need you. Loan them your faith, through your presence, if you can. Grace and peace.