For this season, a poem by civil rights leader and theologian Dr. Howard Thurman:
“I Will Light Candles this Christmas”
I will light Candles this Christmas,
Candles of joy despite all the sadness,
Candles of hope where despair keeps watch,
Candles of courage for fears ever present,
Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days,
Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens,
Candles of love to inspire all my living,
Candles that will burn all year long.
Have a merry Christmas and a blessed Advent Season!
– The SECUCC staff