We lit the candle of Love as we celebrated the annunciation this Sunday, the day that Gabriel came to Mary. Amazingly, she said yes to bearing God’s son – to be a God bearer – a theotokos. How many people would have responded thusly?
The heart of the Jewish, Moslem, and Christian faith is the God, the one true God, who loves us. We are asked to love the Lord our God with all our heart and mind and soul and strength — and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
It is this love for one another that prompts us to give gifts at Christmas – and yet we know that the best gift is one’s self. Give kind words, smiles, gentleness and forgiveness this Christmas. Remember to light the candle of love in your heart so that you, too, can say yes to God.