Darkness vs. Lamps of Faith

So much of Advent imagery has to do with Light appearing in the darkness. Keep in mind that 2,000 years ago times were tough in the Holy Land – the people there lived under the darkness of a brutal Roman occupation. We may not be living under Roman military rule, but a great deal of darkness permeates our times with violence, injustice, conflicts, human trafficking, greed, disease… the list is long.

Darkness may also attack us internally. Fear tends to lurk in the dark corners of our heart. Fear grows more menacing when we’re wading through challenges where it seems light is far way (& we can’t see the end of the tunnel.) That’s when we have to let faith light our way.

“Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey.” Pope Francis

grace, peace & FAITH LAMPS

Virginia : )

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2 Responses to Darkness vs. Lamps of Faith

  1. Debbie says:

    Great quote, Virginia! And yes, can you imagine living 2,000-plus years ago, without electricity?? How dark their world must have seemed! Isaiah’s “people in darkness” quote must’ve resonated with them … as it does for us. Happy Tuesday!

    • Virginia says:

      Hi Debbie, when I lived overseas some villages didn’t have electricity (&/or it went out all the time!) You could really see the stars – and candles made a big difference. Blessings to you!

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