Today as I get ready to light my chalice for Chalica, I am thinking of family that is hurting. Their child has been having trouble and couldn't think of anyway out of it but to harm others, property and himself. Yes, it seems like drugs were involved. And lots of anger. According to the news he confessed his crime and has been arrested, but I don't want to talk about his guilt. I just want us all to send good wishes, thoughts, prayers to this family in need of love and support. I have been very frozen today as the family are not close friends of mine, but this child did go to school with my children and because I know how difficult it is to watch your children grow up.
Love your children! Remember as you light your chalice today that everyone is important even yourself.
And to my Jewish friends Happy Hanukkah!
Blessings be, Kathy