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Can’t Light a Candle This Way, part 1 of 2

April 26, 2017

The acolyte was on the way to light the altar candles.

The acolyte came over and stopped by where I was standing and singing along with the congregation.

“Joe, look!”

I looked.

I saw.

The flame had gone out on The Candle Lighter Thing the acolyte was carrying.

“No problem! Matches right here,” I said, reaching to a shelf in the pulpit.

Grabbed the matchbook.

Flipped it open.

No matches.



Why would someone use up all  the matches and put the empty matchbook carefully back where it had been?

Even more importantly, why do we do that same thing with so much else in life?




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