"Keeping the Light Lit" -- Rev. Joy Mounts, Associate Minister

Keeping the Light Lit

Rev. Joy Mounts, Associate Minister

Although short in days, February often seems the longest month. Deep in winter the days are dark and some of the coldest days seem reserved for it. After the bright lights and cheer of Christmas have faded by the end of January, it looms as a another month to push through to get to spring. Keeping the light of our hopes and dreams and energies alive and moving can be difficult. Luckily, we do not have to face it alone. There is One we can always turn to, no matter how dark, to help us keep those internal candles burning. Thanks be to God.

Peace, Joy

Winter Night

Boris Pasternak

It snowed and snowed, the whole world over, Snow swept the world from end to end.
A candle burned on the table;
A candle burned.

As during summer midges swarm
To beat their wings against a flame
Out in the yard the snowflakes swarmed To beat against the window pane

The blizzard sculptured on the glass Designs of arrows and of whorls.
A candle burned on the table;
A candle burned.

Distorted shadows fell
Upon the lighted ceiling:
Shadows of crossed arms, of crossed legs- Of crossed destiny.

Two tiny shoes fell to the floor
And thudded.
A candle on a nightstand shed wax tears Upon a dress.

All things vanished within The snowy murk-white, hoary. A candle burned on the table; A candle burned.

A corner draft fluttered the flame And the white fever of temptation Upswept its angel wings that cast A cruciform shadow

It snowed hard throughout the month Of February, and almost constantly A candle burned on the table;
A candle burned.