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November 28, 2011

The flame went out.

It was the beginning of worship.  Everyone was watching the three young girls who were acolytes.

One had just seen the flame go out. She was standing at the altar table, and her candle-lighter’s flame had flickered out.

Next to her was her friend, whose altar table candle wasn’t lighting.

Their third friend had just finished lighting the pulpit candle.  Seeing the problem, she smoothly stepped over to her friend and shared her flame.  Then she watched as the other two continued their work.

Both altar table candles lit up simultaneously, as if a power switch had been engaged.

And maybe that’s exactly what happened.

Lines like “Bear one another’s burdens” and “Fan the flame of faith that is within you” would fit nicely here.

But best of all was seeing the smiles on our acolytes as they turned and walked together.

Good lesson in there for us today.  Let’s apply what they taught us.

And I’ll see you back here soon.


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One Comment
  1. Nanette Traband permalink

    I have chills and smiles as if I were there and the “fanning the flame” is spot on! Thank you so much for sharing this!


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