It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, December 02, 2016

Chapter 12, Page 2, Book 16

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

The story of four candles; Peace, Faith, Love and Hope. These four candles have a message for us, if we are able to hear it. 

The 4 candles burned slowly.Their ambiance were so soft you could hear them speak

The first candle said, I am peace, but these days nobody wants to keep me lit.

Then the peace flame slowly diminishes and goes out completely.

The second candle says, I am faith, but these days I am no longer indispensiable..

Then faith’s flame slowly diminishes and goes out completely.

Sadly the third candle spoke, I am love and I haven't the strength to stay lit any longer. People put me aside and don't understand my importance, they even forget to love those who are nearest to them.

And waiting no longer love goes out completely.

Suddenly a child enters the room and sees the 3 candles no longer burning.

The child begins to cry, why are you not burning? You are suppose to stay lit until the end.

The 4th candle spoke softly to the little child.  Don't be afraid for I am Hope and while I still burn we can relight the other 3 candles.

With Hope no matter how bad things look and are, Peace, Love, and Faith, can shine brightly in our lives.

Keep alive the flame of HOPE!

Even if something seems to become more and more unlikely, do not stop believing in it.  Nothing should take the place of hope in our lives, especially in this present time. At times, hope is the only lifeline that sustains us.

But the most potent adversary of hope is simply the passage of time. The waiting that constantly chips away at our hope, day by day, month by month, year by year.

We need to remember that hope gives us sustenance and even the slightest bit of light will keep us going in moments of unbearable darkness.  It is important to remind ourselves daily that our attitudes and actions have consequences. 

Our attitudes and actions can foster despair, or they can nurture hope by committing ourselves to do good to others, to sow seeds of compassion and kindness.  If we want to be hopeful, then we need to be faithful, we can’t give up.

Keep your flame lit, and you will never feel darkness. 

J. Parker

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


jack69 said...

HOPE well defined in the little story with a big meaning. HOPE, without it the light truly goes out. New HOPE not 'No hope'.

betty said...

So true as long as the hope candle was still lit, the others could be re-lit with it. Hope sustains us and keeps us going even in the hardest of times!


Sr. Ann Marie said...

Oh, I love that story about the four candles--very definitely like a parable!! I think it's particularly important to hang on to it these days when things often don't seem too hopeful. Thank you for sharing that!

Rick Watson said...

Lovely post.

Mevely317 said...

I'm so glad you re-told this story of the 4 candles!
(Sometimes, reading this, it feels you're speaking to me ... and it helps.)