Turtledoves are known to mate for life. Often used as symbols of devoted love, of equal significance is the importance of relationships, which can only be achieved when two or more come together. Eventually, peace as the absence of chaos gives way to the relationships we have with one another. They are not always perfect, yet amidst this imperfectness is God’s perfect relationship of love with each of us. According to the Law, two turtledoves were offered as sacrifice for the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:24). I am grateful for that same emblem of love and faithfulness, which continues to be offered and renewed through the gift of the birth of our Lord and Savior everyday.