Sunday, April 7, 2013

Receive the light of Christ

During a celebration of the Liturgy of the Light, each child receive a lit candle, and hears the words, "Receive the light of Christ.
Lori, 4, looked frightened as she gazed into her lit candle. I asked if she was scared of the fire. She nodded yes without blinking or taking her eyes off of the flame. I asked if she wanted to blow her candle out. With equal intensity she shook her head no. Lori was experiencing deeply the power of the mystery; innately she knew that this power was greater than her fear.

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