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Lighting the Candle of Hope: A Meditation

Light a candle or gaze on a picture of a lit candle. As you gaze upon the flickering candle, reflect on the promise of God’s hope in your life—a hope that may only live in your dreams. Centering your attention on your breath, allow this hope to fill you as you breathe deeply, inviting Christ’s presence into your life. Hold each breath for a moment, feeling God’s hope spread throughout your body. As you exhale, focus on releasing the personal failures, and the doubts that keep you from claiming the hope to which you were called in Christ. Continue to breathe in and out until you feel rooted in this hope.


Be the change that you wish to see in the world.    ~Gandhi