Monday, December 08, 2008

Candle of Peace

Yesterday marked the lighting of the second candle on the advent wreath. Last week, the first candle, the candle of hope was lit, and this week is the candle of peace. Peace is possible. It's in our hearts waiting to be felt. We all have the potential to experience joy and a certain peace that dwells within. If I can hope for anything as we approach this holiday season, it would be that peace would dwell in all of our lives and would shine out as a ray of light in this dark season, that we would set aside the busyness that the holiday sometimes brings and remember to reach out to those who are alone or have lost loved ones, that we would spread joy and peace to all those around us.

20 comments:

Steffi said...

Wow...your candles looks great!I love the time before christmas too...and I wish we had more time to enjoy such silent time!But unfortunately our daily life is hectical!

we're doomed said...

Carla, your words are truthful and full of hope. Your thoughts mean a lot at this time of year.

JBelle said...

ohhhhhh. Lovely! a bright flash of light on this dark, dark morning.

Aaoiue said...

This candles are about Christmas peace and the stars shine in a special way this time. Very very nice post, Carla.

NYD said...

Beautiful sentiments, but why only at this time of year do most people express them. I guess I'm still a kid. I want it to feel like Christmas all year long.

The Fool said...

H'lo Nomad. Peace be with you...

...and with everyone else as well.

Isle Dance said...

So perfect! :o)

Carla said...

Steffi, Thanks. I love Christmas crafts. Decorations can be a little crazy at my place. I hope you find some time to enjoy all the Christmas festivities.

We're Doomed, I believe we all can do our part in making this a better place. We're all capable of making someone's day.

Carla said...

JBelle, I am sure that your own beautiful light is shining brightly on these dark winter days.

Aaoiue, Thanks. May the stars shine brightly upon you.

Carla said...

NYD, I agree, it would be wonderful if we could remember to make every day special.

Fool, And peace be also with you.

Carla said...

Ilse Dance, Thanks.

Fida said...

Wow, beautiful and moving! Words we all should live by! By the way, that’s the first advent wreath I see here in Canada!

Carla said...

Fida, Really? I'm surprised. Perhaps they are not as common and perhaps I just know everyone who has them. I've seen them every year for as long as I can remember.

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Carla said...

Subhadip, Thanks and welcome. So glad you're enjoying my blog.

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Jannie said...

"Peace, my peace I leave to thee." (To paraphrase as I don't remeber the actual words of Jesus on that.)

Let it begin in our hearts and spread.

Carla said...

Jannie, Yes, let it begin in our hearts.

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