Today, enjoy the wisdom of this this reflection on the meaning of the Candle.
I found this lovely little meditation while traveling in England several years ago and I have been saving it for just this moment.
Think of all the ways we see the candle being used in our different Advent/Christmas traditions? From Advent wreaths to the little lights that our friends and neighbors place in their windows at this time of year; what are we as fellow Christians expressing with this festival of lights?
The Candle is a sign of our prayers and the offering of our lives in the service of Christ;
….of our prayers for others, that they too might be strengthened in their faith and love of our Lord;
….and a symbol of all those who through the ages, have shone as lights in the darkness of the world,
and of their prayers for us;
The Candle is a sign of our witness that this place of prayer; a place where people have knelt in worship through the centuries;
to acknowledge that the Child of Mary is also the Son of God.
“God, Our Father, source of eternal life, fill the hearts of all believers with the light of faith.” Amen
Prayer used in The Queen’s church, Sandringham England~ published by Tim Tiley
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ~ John 8:12