Christmas lights are already twinkling everywhere. Outdoors. Indoors.
The lights make the darkness of the evening seem blacker.
I find myself trying to avoid peaking through neighbours’ windows as I walk by – but I am drawn! Drawn to the lights.
And maybe this year – a difficult year – we will find ourselves especially drawn to the twinkling of lights.
I wonder if we are especially drawn to lights this year because they represent hope somehow. Archbishop Tutu said as he was retiring, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
Look at the lights. As you do, reflect on what hopes the lights represent for you.
And yes as you look at the lights, you will notice the darkness too. Hope comes when we know that the darkness cannot overcome the light.
This is Mindful Monday on 7 December 2020.
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