Our prayer for families is one for safety, rest and shalom over the Christmas – New Year break. Shalom is a concept greater than just ‘peace’. It points to a quality of wholeness and completeness of relationship that speaks of being very much at peace with oneself and the world. It recognises the quality and condition of being at peace with the foundation and the culmination of life, especially as it is embraced and cradled in a Christian understanding. Shalom!