For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin.- Hebrews 4:15 (NRSV)
Like it or not, we are in the throws of the holiday season. Christmas songs are already on the radio, and a couple weeks ago retailers started to put up their “holiday” decorations. This is also the time of the year when people feel alone and get lost in the business that has become the holiday season. With the popularity of social media people who are hurting may say so on the platform of their choice. They may be depressed, alone, lost a loved one, or are hurting in some other way. It is in our nature to want to connect, and that desire is heightened when we are hurting in some way.
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