By Rev. Gretta Vosper
This light which bathes the world,
pours from a source so close, so near
and yet we cannot touch it
or fence it in that it not be lost.
This light which shatters darkness
is pierced together, flame by flame,
shining from a thousand sources
but is diminished by the loss of one.
This light which fills the furthest corner
brings with it warmth
to fill billions of hearts
and bind them with its common truth.
This light which pulls us toward tomorrow
is carried deep within each of our hearts
and lit by you and me and him and her
and all who live upon this earth.
This light which is yours and mine to carry
burns only in the hope-filled heart,
the source of all our inspiration
and all the beauty that will ever come to be.
Let it shine.