Just Another New Year’s Eve: A Reflection on Communion and Community

Posted December 30, 2017 1:41 pm by Anthony S. Layne

Just Another New Year’s Eve: A Reflection on Communion and Community

Sunday night, as others are preparing to ring in the new year by getting plowed on mixed drinks, I will most likely be writing or editing an article. Most of my friends live 700 miles and more away, while the rest will likely have dinner parties on New Year’s Day rather than drink on New Year’s Eve. My 81-year-old mother, for whom I’m the primary caregiver, will most likely be asleep. We may or may not splurge on champagne, drinking it about 10:30pm. As Barry Manilow sings, “It’s  just another night; that’s all it is.”
Why I Don’t Party Hardy
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