Why We Light Those Candles
When we light the Advent candle of hope, do we light it because we all live with a sense of hope and are simply celebrating that, or do we light it especially for those who feel hopeless?
When we light the candle of peace, do we light it because we celebrate our peaceful world, or do we light it precisely because we are still desperate for peace?
When we light the candle of joy, do we do so because we’re all bubbling over, or is it lit especially for those who are listless with sorrow?
When we light the candle of love, do we always do so feeling the imminent warmth of affection and care, or also because so many come bearing another year’s worth of bruises from the hate and rancor all around us?
Why We Light Those Candles. Just published in The Christian Citizen, by Rev. Dr. Corey Fields senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Newark, DE. Read it HERE.