Advent Wreath Lighting

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like most of faith,

we have domesticated


turning it into

a tiny kitten

napping in the sun,

instead of the wild,

roaring, dangerous force

prowling all around us.


so, as we light

this candle of hope,

let us hear God calling us

to draw so close to hope

that it singes the eyebrows

of our complacent souls,

to grab hold of it

until it blisters the frozen

fingertips of our hearts,

to let it become a blazing

bonfire which draws all

who are lonely, afraid,

forgotten, and hiding

in the shadows of uncertainty

to its light, its warmth, its community.

by Thom M. Shuman, Presbiterian pastor from the USA

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