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Lighting Candle: What's its impact on you?
I Light a candle...
This was a question I never asked myself before and I was also not curious of finding out why. All I remembered was I have been a Roman Catholic and my fellow Catholics were also doing the same. So I also did the same, just following them. It was like a tradition being passed over from generations to generations. Perhaps its meaning was to give praise to God or adore Him or it would help prayers to be answered quickly.
Whatever reasons there maybe, I believed that each one of us had our own individual purpose of doing so depending on our own interpretation of such act; depending on what was in our hearts and minds whenever we lit a candle.
Why light a candle...
As for me, before i asked myself of that query, an answer has been given by surprise. After a long time of lighting a candle, finally I had a nice and sweet realization on why doing it. For me, lighting a candle was a way to feel the warmth of God's Love, Care and Compassion for me. It was like God was hugging me while I was surrendering all my worries, anxieties, fears and hardships. It was like He was comforting me like the He was a mother and I was His child resting on His arms. It was as if when I came near to the candle's light, I could feel not heat but His loving warmth.
Isn't it an indeed amazing realization? So now, every time I come closer to a candle stand, I am excited to feel God!
Throwing back at you the question: Why do you light a candle? What would you be your reason? I am sure you also have your personal answer which could be deeper than what I thought. Then, share it.