Discussion Board Forums In Remembrance I will Light Candles this Christmas by Howard Thurman

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    I went to my neighbor’s funeral for her 95 year old mom who passed away this last week. Since Tom was Catholic I wanted to light a candle for him, I lit the ‘stick’ to light a candle and lo and behold EVERY single candle was already lit. So I didn’t get to light a candle for Tom. But I did get to spend some quiet time in the church by myslef and read quite a few prayers for Tom. It was very peaceful and filled me with Joy. I also received Holy Communion which also gave me peace.

    CM that poem is very beautiful, Thank you for sharing.

    (Widow of Thomas G. Lepp who passed away on 11/20/2011 from CC after a 3 year 8 month battle)


    Thank you, that is just beautiful!


    I will light Candles this Christmas;
    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 grace to ease heavy burdens,
    Candles of love to inspire all my living,
    Candles that will burn all the year long.

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