Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Light for a Dark World

Last Friday, as the horror from the school rooms in Connecticut unfolded, my husband and I were attending the funeral of a dear friend.  An elderly and devoted Catholic, his long and full life was celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial.  As we sat in that beautiful church, emotions ran high as we said goodbye to our friend.  At the same time, our hearts were breaking for the slain children and their families and friends - those little children who would not see even eight years while our friend lived a full eighty-eight.  Our minds can't comprehend such tragic loss.

During the mass, one large candle burned in front of the altar.  The priest explained that this candle signified the Risen Christ.  What a word of hope and comfort for such a dark hour!  This is the very reason that baby came into the world so long ago...the Light of the World, that we might have Hope in the dark days of life such as these. 

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."  Revelation 22:13

May we each find our own ways to rejoice in His Coming this Christmas season.  Merry Christmas, and God bless us, every one!

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