Keeping the darkness at bay

Kanzen reminds us of the power of Light, Love, Kindness – the ability to give and sometimes more importantly to receive – to ask and receive. Thank you, Kanzen.

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“Let your light so shine before [all people], that they may see your good works and glorify God. “—Matthew 5:16

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle”.  James Keller

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

“The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.” Alexandra Elle

Dark times, these. War everywhere, destruction by weather: drought, tornados, earthquakes – hunger, disease. That is the world view. Locally, the same. I stopped watching the news because I could not bear it anymore. “Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn’t take one more step…” (Don McLean, American Pie). It seems the darkness is taking us over. We often feel overwhelmed by the enormity of need, grief, hate, darkness…

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