Christmas Meditation for 2016

Candles

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 graces to ease heavy burdens,

Candles of love to inspire all my living,

Candles that will burn all year long.

“Candles for Christmas” from Howard Thurman‘s Meditations of the Heart