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Light candles this Christmas…

Director’s Reflection

Dear Companions on the Journey,

The late Dean of Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, Dr. Howard Thurman, wrote many memorable things. return to his writings almost every Christmas. Here is one:

I will light candles this Christmas…
Candles of joy, despite all sadness.
Candles of hope where despair keeps watch.
Candles of courage for fears ever present.
Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days.
Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens.
Candles of love to inspire all my living.
Candles that will burn all the year long.

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May you and all you love be blessed this Christmas.
And may all our enemies and those who don’t like us be blessed as well.

What do you think?
And let us pray for/with one another.
The Paulist Center