Everyone can celebrate the story of a light that did not go out.
"The light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it." John 1:5
"Let your light so shine before others... " Matthew 5:16
This little light of mine...
"I like the cracks-that's how the light gets in." Leonard Cohen
Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light
This is Abingdon Square Park at Eighth Avenue, 12th Street and Hudson Street--my neighborhood.
What a year, and how we need light and lightness. On November 7 when New York City erupted in horns honking with joy and all the church bells in Paris rang I felt a mix of relief and hope for the coming year.
But I know that there are many who now feel the way I felt at this time in 2016. How do we proceed from here? How do we find a way to work together after all that's been said? My church is holding discussions with the book, I Think You're Wrong But I'm Listening. Maybe that's a start.
Maybe we could take a line from a beloved carol;
Now hush your noise and cease your strife
and Hear the Angels Sing