Once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. ~Ephesians 5:8
Christ Himself says, "I am the light of the world." And we are the light, we ourselves, if we receive it from Him.... But how do we receive it, how do we make it shine? ... The candle tells us: by burning, and being consumed in the burning. A spark of fire, a ray of love, an inevitable immolation are celebrated over that pure, straight candle, as, pouring forth its gift of light, it exhausts itself in silent sacrifice.” ~Pope Paul VI
Dear Jesus, gladly let me be burned out for love of You! Amen.