Blessings to Those that seek the Empty Chair,
When I was a kid there were Family gatherings at Easter (Resurrection Day), Thanksgiving, and Christmas. There was always plenty of laughter and hugs, and a great feast that had been prepared by all the moms.
I remembered the setting up of a long banquet table of tables and chairs and spreading the white linens on the long table. When all the Family of 40 or 50 or more were seated there were no empty chairs, and we all sat down together and rejoiced.
Maybe some are sitting today and thinking there is no place for them.