We recognize the nourishing power of the love of our family and friends. We give thanks to God for the loved ones who accept us and care for us no matter how long we have been apart. May God grant us the empathy to show the same towards them. May our time with our family and friends heal past wounds of betrayal and grief. Let us use this break to express our appreciation towards those who nourish and renew our spirits, and commit ourselves to continued gratitude.
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