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Family and holidays

From the December 5, 2016 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


The holiday season is upon us—a time to get together with family … or so they say. But what if it feels like we don’t have any family? Or we have “too much” family, causing stress or inharmony? Or we don’t get along with them? What then? An approach I’ve found helpful is to think more deeply about the concept of family as not limited to the common definition of a group of mortals related by blood or marriage, but as the wonderfully harmonious unity of our divine Father-Mother God and all of us—His, Her, dearly beloved spiritual children.