Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Four Candles




Four candles
slowly burned.

The ambiance was so
soft, one could almost
hear them talking …..


The first candle
said:

"I am PEACE!"

"The world is full of anger
and fighting. Nobody can
keep me lit."

Then the flame of Peace
went out completely.

The second candle
said:

"I am FAITH!"

"I am no longer indispensable. It doesn't
make sense that I stay lit
another moment."

Just then a breeze softly
blew Faith's flame.

Sadly the third candle
began to speak:

"I am LOVE!"

"People don't understand
my importance so they
simply put me aside. They
even forget to love those
who are nearest to them."

And waiting no longer Love's
flame went out.

Suddenly …

a child entered
the room and saw
the three unlit
candles.

"Why aren't you
burning? You're
supposed to stay
lit till the end."

Saying this, the child began to cry.

Then the
fourth
candle
answered:

"Don't be
afraid.

I am HOPE!"

"While I am still burning
we can re-light the other
candles."

With shining
eyes the child
took the
candle of hope
and lit the
other candles.


The Greatest Of These
Is LOVE …


… but the flame of Hope should never
go out of your life!

With hope each of us
can live with Peace,
Faith and Love. 

PRAYER:

"Dear God, You are my light
and my salvation. You are my
hope. Please come into my
heart, forgive all my wrongs
and give me Your wonderful
gift of eternal Life. Help me be
an instrument of Your love and
cause Your light to shine on
others through me.  Amen"
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