This week there have been lots of candles:
Firstly there have been single candles, signifying Christ – Light of the World, reminding us of who’s we are and who we serve.
At the Hub service we meditated on Light, surrounded by many candles and were each individually blessed with a candle to take as a symbol of our calling to be a light in the world and to share Christ’s light.
At Candlemas services today in Lairg, Dornoch, Tain and Brora we reflected on the same theme, blessed the candles that we will use this year and were each blessed as we held our own individual candle and then took it home a Light to dispel darkness and fear from our lives, a light to enlighten our minds, a light to brighten dull days and show each of us the path we must travel.
(NB – if these candles arranged on the floor at the Hub resemble the flag of any group of nations, it’s entirely unintended)