Advent begins and Christians around the world wait. Hanukkah arrives and Jews practice ancient rituals of prayer and song and remembering. Buddhists turn to mindful silence. Muslims bow in reverence. All over the globe humans turn to sustaining practices to make sense of life, to find meaning in chaos, to have a reason to continue when all around is violence and pain. Darkness threatens and, hungrily, we seek a shred of Light. When we find the Light, we repent, which means to turn around, from the darkness. We embody the Light, we share the Light, we become the Light.
We are not comfortable living in darkness. We are afraid and lonely. Without the Light, we grow sick and weak and very sad. The Light compels all creatures, all plants and animals, every living thing to Live! To renew, to reproduce, to give life to others. To share hope, abundance, kindness, fortitude. To repair, rebuild, to welcome. To reach beyond our smallness and sustain the Life in which all the days of our single lives abide.
Behold the Light has come. Let it Be…..
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