"So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key" Already Gone - Eagles
Thursday, December 25, 2014
It this time of year that we reflect on all that has happened this past
year and to give thanks. However, for many it is not a time to rejoice,
it is a time of loneliness, their families may have moved and left them
behind, their family or spouse might have pasted away leaving them
without any close relatives or their children might be at their in-laws
for this holiday, for whatever the reason, it is a lonely time.
For many in the LGBT community it is an especially lonely time,
might not have seen their family since they came out to them. Their
families and children have disowned them. Sometimes when we do attend
the gathering, we feel like outcasts, like the square peg in the round
hole, we just don’t fit in, we are tolerated when we bring our partners
or ourselves to the table.
So let us open our hearts and doors to them and invite them to the table.
I leave you with this Christmas song by Nat King Cole - Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.