Advent Week 2: "Hope"

I was drawn to this article by Rev. Ron Rolheiser this week as I reflected on "hope" during Advent.

Isn't it striking how the lighting of candles can be seen as subversive, even defiant? The simple candle, the light from which helped to topple apartheid, reminds of the hope for the world that is embodied in Jesus Christ.

1John 1:5 ¶ This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.