A picture of Reverend Christine at the pulpit during her installation ceremony

“Have The Christmas That You’ll Have.” This has become one of my signature phrases. My friends quote me and say it back to me when needed. It has been amended to “have the holiday you will have,” “have the birthday you will have,” “have the family that you’ll have” and more. 

It comes from a line from a movie where the parent felt like “Have a good day” felt like too much pressure. And I think that can be true for all of us. At this point in the season, you’ve done enough, got enough, prepared enough and tried enough. You have the situation you have and it will be…enough. 

Our Unitarian Universalist faith teaches us that we are worthy, valued and enough–just as we are. That is a life-giving message that we extend to others. This week, I wish to extend it to you. You are enough, just as you are. 

May your holiday season be what it is. May you find moments of awe, some connection in one way or another, and some blessed glimpses of peace and good will in our world. I will look forward to seeing many of you in our services on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.