Topic: I will Light Candles this Christmas by Howard Thurman

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.

Re: I will Light Candles this Christmas by Howard Thurman

Thank you, that is just beautiful!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: I will Light Candles this Christmas by Howard Thurman

I went to my neighbor's funeral for her 95 year old mom who passed away this last week.  Since Tom was Catholic I wanted to light a candle for him, I lit the 'stick' to light a candle and lo and behold EVERY single candle was already lit.  So I didn't get to light a candle for Tom.  But I did get to spend some quiet time in the church by myslef and read quite a few prayers for Tom.  It was very peaceful and filled me with Joy.  I also received Holy Communion which also gave me peace.

CM that poem is very beautiful, Thank you for sharing.

Margaret
(Widow of Thomas G. Lepp who passed away on 11/20/2011 from CC after a 3 year 8 month battle)