Traditions are important in many families. The Latino traditions that my family carries out as we celebrate the arrival of the New Year are ones of travel, hope and renewal.
As I look forward to the New Year and the hopes for new possibilities of what a new year will bring, I can’t help but think about those unexpected and unplanned events that took place in my family life last year.
As we celebrate the New Year, I hope your joyous celebrations are plentiful and that God’s love and grace comfort you during difficult times. Trust that God will lead you through the shadow of darkness and into the light of the Holy Spirit.
What traditions will you honor as you ring in the New Year?
This message is an excerpt of a Women of the ELCA blog by Gabriela Contreras. Today we remember Johann Konrad Wilhelm Loehe, renewer of the church, who died in 1872.
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