The Candle of Hope

Good Evening, God!

Sigh . . . we Enneagram Sevens resist pain and sorrow so automatically that it took me the entire day to realize that I was sad and a little depressed. Fortunately, I have two amazing daughters — and YES, an amazing husband, also — and they are a huge help in these times.

Today it was Sandy, who confessed being a bit down this morning, who helped me “name” my feelings. And, she is the one who asked, “Do you have a Christ candle, Mom? Have you lit it?”

Lit a candle? Instead of sitting in my inner darkness? What an idea! Well, let’s be real. It was not an idea that had occurred to me. But, hey! I knew it was a really good idea!

I lit a candle and kept it lit during my Centering Prayer. And I realized . . . just because I can’t imagine a way . . . doesn’t mean there isn’t a Way.

Yes, God! It is YOU in whom I hope! Definitely not me!

Story teller,

Posted in going THROUGH the sorrow, Grief, hope, Hope as a gift from God, LOVE, Sorrows of the Deep, The daily details of love, the essential nature of hope, the gift of persistent love
One comment on “The Candle of Hope
  1. Pulelehua says:

    Thank you … Maybe we should encourage people on Mondays to light a candle as we Center…

    HUgs

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