December 22, 2022

Dec 22, 2022

Image: Barbara Ryther

Hope, Faith, Joy, Peace

Four small candles

The first flame is hope
It flickers out
But is quickly relit

Faith comes to life
uncertainly on its tiny wick
Yet the darkness retreats

Joy shares its glow
And unexpected strength
With the other two

Peace wavers unsteadily
So small and fragile
And so promisingly bright

Four small candles
The light comes from them
But the work is ours.

Barbara Ryther