I'll be on call tomorrow, as I've been for many years and I think of the folks here who will be on duty - LEOs, people in the ER, firefighters, service women and men, counselors, clergy and chaplains; everyone who has to or chooses to respond to hard situations on Christmas eve and Christmas day. I hope, for you as well as myself, that the night and the day are uneventful, even boring. I hope we all end up playing cards or gossiping about the best eggnog recipes instead of dealing with the terrible things that don't stop for anyone's sacred days, though that's never happened for me before, and probably for you too. I hope you go home safe, to loving faces and good food, or at least a quiet, restful place. And I pray that whatever you must face, you are able to bring the skills and peace in your heart and mind so you can make the best choices in tough situations. for many people, it will be the most painful day or night. I always remind myself that no one should have to face it alone and ask for the grace and strength to be present in my heart and mind so I can see and do the right thing, whatever that may be. I'll be thinking of you all, godspeed and god yul!