We will light the second candle and that will make sense if darkness is real. We have all been afraid of the dark since we were little persons. We have been afraid also of our own personal darkness since we began bumping into our self-disappointments. Lighting a little candle might be an encouraging setting for a little comfort.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Chapter 12, Page 5, Book 10
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
The Second Sunday of Advent
We light it because we are a people of hope, a people whose faith is marked by an expectation that we should always be ready for the coming of the Master.
The second candle in our wreath stands for love
The third candle will represent Joy and the 4th candle will represent Peace. Hope, Love, Joy and Peace are the true gifts of Christmas.
Reflecting on these candles as I wait in hopeful anticipation is very restful and relaxing during these very busy days. R and R continues to be my theme for Sundays. We all need that in our lives to assure the fact that we'll be ready and refreshed for a new week ahead.
As always I'll be off to church today and you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that your Sunday can include some of that good R and R too.