Category Archives: Light of Life

Hidden by the light

When I was a schoolboy and had little contact with the Church, I used to be fascinated by a line from a hymn we used to sing to sing at the school assembly that said: ‘All laud we would render, … Continue reading

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There a few things lovelier than candlelight

There a few things lovelier than candlelight. When we want to create a romantic mood nothing does it better. When we want to remember a loved one, nothing expresses our feelings more deeply than lighting a candle. One candle is … Continue reading

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Whispering hope

Septimus Winner, one of the best known song writers of the nineteenth century, whose songs are still sung round many a campfire, has been rediscovered and inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His best loved and most enduring song … Continue reading

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Walking into the light

The Russian novelist Andrei Bitov, who grew up during the days of state sponsored atheism when the churches were forbidden to propagate their message outside of their own aging congregations, said that God got his attention one dreary day while … Continue reading

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Reflecting the light

I heard about a New York policeman who found a boy in an alley flashing a mirror up to a window in one of the tenements. He suspected he was up to no good. But the kid protested his innocence … Continue reading

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Light of Life

Just before his death Mark Twain wrote: “A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle; they squabble and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; those they … Continue reading

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