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There is a prayer league called the Christopher's who have as their motto, "It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness". What a wonderful motto. I bet you can explain its meaning without much coaching . . . spread the light, not the dark.
But, what does that mean in practical ways? It means there is a choice to be made in many of our human activities, a choice between goodness and meanness, or truth or lies, or generosity and selfishness.
There are, of course, "neutral choices" or choices of preference (the soup you eat or the toothpaste you buy) that dont spread light or darkness. But, think for a minute how many times in the day we are confronted with opportunities for goodness or evil in the twinkling of an eye.
Say something positive about a person, or join in the litany of faults that others enjoy telling?
Watch something funny or human or beautiful on TV, or search out programming with ultra violence, fear or lewdness?
Try to find something hopeful in a difficult situation, or enjoy describing how terrible things are?
Do I wait for the smallest opportunity to "be offended", or do I take any personal slights as coming from some-one whose day is probably harder than mine? Or, some-one who needs my patience?
Do I take the old comfortable path of minimal effort, or do I try to make something beautiful or excellent?
Do I give a person the benefit of the doubt, or do I pre-sume their motives are small and mean?
Do I enjoy getting angry and being hurt? Or, do I try (not always successfully!) to ignore or forgive?
Do I grab that parking spot, or let someone else have it?
Do I enjoy a whining? ("It's just not fair!") Or, do I try to point out whats wrong in a way that people are invited to correct? (Why dont we try this? Lets try to make this better).
We are a Catholic faith community blessed with the joy of God’s love. Together we share this love with all who hunger for God’s presence in their lives. We follow Christ who taught us to find God by giving our lives in service to others and gathering to celebrate a Eucharist that welcomes everyone. Join us on this journey!