Each Sunday during Advent we will light one new candle. Candles that have been previously lighted will be re-lighted; but each weeks' focus is on the new candle with a new theme for that Advent Sunday.
The first candle is the candle of hope. As this season of “sparkle and bright” unfolds before us, the glimmering promises of hope lie like boxed jewels awaiting an adoring light.
May we hold fast to hope’s patient possibilities. May we lift them high that they might catch the light of our dreams and shine bright in our broken world. And may we instill hope’s challenge in the hearts of our children that they, too, will live it into meaning–pouring their lives, as we do ours, into making it real–for themselves, for each other, for the world.
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Check back each week for a short meditation for the new Advent Candle and to explore the new items on the web site. Advent blessings to all!