Perry Como sings: “If you want to be happy in a million ways, for the holidays, you can’t beat home sweet home?”
And yet, what about those individuals whose family relationships are broken or abusive, those who feel unsafe in their homes, or those who do not have homes to go to?
It seems as though the theme lately in the news has been one of violence, instability, and displacement.
So how can our cultural emphasis on “holiday homecoming” be good news when this “homecoming” is not a reality for so many? What can you do to help?