November 26, 2010

My Journey to God

The Light of the Advent Wreath

Step up
To the Advent wreath.
Lean in
And look closely.
See each candle’s unlit wick,
Soon to be progressively lit
One week at a time.
Watch how each flame climbs,
Reaching toward a higher purpose,
Igniting in us an awareness
Of the true meaning for its seasonal glow—
Not that which is emitted from storefront windows,
But rather this accumulation of light
That rises above its wreath,
Manifests and radiates the message of
Hope, joy and peace.
It beckons us to allow its brightness to seep
Into every corner of our hearts
As we expectantly prepare
For the Light of the World to come
And be born there.

By Cathy Lamperski Dearing

(Cathy Lamperski Dearing is a member of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis.)

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