Lighting the next candle

The Advent Wreath, week by week, sees the lighting of another candle.  The intention being to complete the circle in time for Christmas and to light the central candle – the white one – representing Christ.  For this lighting to take place, the other candles need to have their moment too.  It would make no sense to light just one candle and leave it at that.  The journey through Advent is represented in the weekly lighting.  So too, it seems to me, the story of our Faith Journey.  Lights along the way – each one receiving the touch of the flame of faith, so that it can take its place in the telling of the Sacred Story.

“Let your light shine”

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