Wings of hope languish
from lack of use.
When wings dissipate and weaken
life begins to lose its value.
The first week of Advent we light the candle of hope. It is the candle that lights the way to the light of peace, joy, and love, which opens our hearts to receive the light of the Christ child, God within each one of us.
So this week light the candle of hope and pay attention to that light. It may feel dim at first. When you share it, you light the candle of hope within someone else, and then they share it, and on and on, and the light will be brighter in our world. It will light the way for the candle of peace next week.