Spirituality and You: The Candle and the Mirror

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Edith Wharton has said that there are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Sometimes we are the candle. We shed light of love and hope. We shine encouragement into dark souls, for this is a bleak and cold world for too many people, a frightening and lonely place in need of light. Francis of Assisi got it right: “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

But sometimes we are the mirror that reflects light. We reflect back what we see in others to help them see their own light — their own goodness and beauty, their own strength and resiliency and resourcefulness.

There are two ways of spreading light — to be the candle or the mirror. Which are you?

— Steve Goodier

On this anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, let us spread the light of goodness, love, and peace wherever we go. Our world is so much in need of LIGHT.

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