Sunday, June 24, 2012

Abi and the Jesus Candle....

Well, like I sais ... blogging has been slow -- I found this draft post...and just finished it up.

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This past year I could not easily find purple candles for our Advent candleholders ... but I didn't stress about that, because it wasn't important.  Instead, we had two tall white pillar candles on the ends, two shorter red pillar candles that smelled of apples and cinnamon next, and one tall white pillar candle with lovely poinsettias -- the red and green outlined in gold glitter -- in the middle.

We lit these candles one by one during Advent, the children taking turns.  It was a lovely and peaceful part of an otherwise difficult time of illness, as two different strains of flu swept through the neighborhood.  Some in the family got both kinds....

But this year we kept lighting the candles at each meal ... until all but the Jesus candle were consumed.  I let it burn down a little and then installed a small tealight candleholder in the middle ... and we continue to light the Jesus candle at meals.

It is nice to acknowledge his presence at the table ... where two or three are gathered in his name ... may his presence be more and more real...


1 comment:

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